New MED-ACT Station in Lenexa celebrates ribbon cutting

Exterior of new MED-ACT station in Lenexa with car parked in front

Johnson County MED-ACT, the provider of Advanced Life Support ambulance service to Johnson County, and Johnson County Government celebrated the opening of MED-ACT Station #1135 in Lenexa with a ribbon cutting Feb. 28.

The station’s location at 8755 Long St. was chosen so MED-ACT could maintain response times within its densely populated service area. The new facility was remodeled from an existing car wash, and this unique set-up will allow MED-ACT to store multiple trailers, specialty units and equipment that were formerly stored outside.

During the ceremony, Jeff Meyers, vice-chairman of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, recognized the first responders, some of whom will be using the station as a base of operations.

“I'd like to thank our first responders, many of whom are here today, who will be making calls, hundreds of calls, thousands of calls, to the people of Johnson County who need their help,” he said.

J. Paul Davis, director of Johnson County Emergency Services, said the building was the result of a thoughtful collaboration among the Johnson County Board of Commissioners, many Johnson County departments and the contractors and builders who executed the vision the commissioners, architects and staff had created.

“The foresight of these and others, and careful consideration of each step along the way have resulted in a facility that not only meets the high standards of Johnson County buildings, but also serves as a symbol of efficiency and excellence in our commitment to serve our community,” Davis said.

Julie Sayers, mayor of Lenexa, and the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce represented the city at the ribbon cutting.

The MED-ACT unit that transferred to this new location responded to 3,862 calls for service in 2023. MED-ACT has provided ambulance service to the residents of Johnson County since 1975.

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