The St. Maries ambulance building will be safer and dryer after the completion of ongoing building renovations.

A crew is working to cover the annex and a rear stairwell to protect against water intrusion.

The annex was storage until it was converted to a garage for a third ambulance last year.

“Last winter or fall the concrete was poured but the wall wasn’t redone, and it was kind of rotten, so we are getting it up to par,” Ambulance Director Kristin Compton said. “We are on a slope. So, when it snows or rains it just drains into the annex.”

Covering the stairs will benefit volunteers who use them to access the training room during rain and snow seasons.

Rain gutters will also be installed.

Billy Gentry bid for the project estimated to cost approximately $10,000.

Ms. Compton anticipates that the project will be complete by the end of this summer.

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