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Construction workers are making progress on a new ambulance station at Christian County’s busiest interchange.
The Christian County Ambulance District has opened a new building that should help speed up the time between a phone call and an ambulance arriving at the scene of an emergency. The groundbreaking ceremony took place on June 18, and the headquarters building is expected to be completed in fall 2022.
Full photos of the initial design can be found by visiting the Christian County Ambulance District (CCAD) website, https://ccadems.com, or the Facebook page. In August 2020, the Ambulance District purchased 4.4 acres in Ozark located at 320 North 20th Street, which was once an RV fleet.
Development is occurring at a rapid pace in northwest Ozark and northeast Nixa. With the trend of population growth occurring in central Christian County. District Ambulance staff determined that moving their headquarters from their old South Street building in Ozark to a more centralized location at the US Highway 65 and Highway 14 interchange would better serve the people of Ozark. , Nixa and Fremont Hills.
The new building will be approximately 12,000 square feet. This facility is also designed with a large community room for education and special events.
The Ambulance District sold its old headquarters on 15th Avenue South off South Street in Ozark to Liberty Utilities, which recently closed its office near downtown Ozark Square.
The Christian County Ambulance District serves an area encompassing all of Christian County with the exception of the Western Panhandle. He has a contract with CoxHealth as a service provider. While the Ambulance District works with the Christian County Commission, it stands alone as a political entity. The ambulance district is governed by a board of directors.