Photo of the Week: Del.'s 1st-ever paramedic attends opening of new namesake station

Retired New Castle County EMS Lt. John B. Potter joined the ribbon-cutting ceremony where the station was dedicated in his name


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This week's Photo of the Week shows the opening of a new EMS station in New Castle County, Del., which was attended by the station's namesake, retired EMS Lt. John B. Potter. Potter first joined the service as an EMT in 1968 and went on to become the state's first-ever paramedic in 1973. 

The new station includes 2,500 square feet of renovated office space, a decontamination area, a fitness room, laundry facilities, locker rooms, a kitchen and a meeting area, according to New Castle County Paramedics. It also includes a 3,000 square foot vehicle bay that will house two vehicles. 

Retired Lt. John B. Potter (center) with all eight New Castle County paramedics who will work from the new Paramedic Station 5.
Retired Lt. John B. Potter (center) with all eight New Castle County paramedics who will work from the new Paramedic Station 5. (Photo/Kyle Grantham, New Castle County Paramedics)
The dedication plaque for "John B. Potter Paramedic Station 5" is unveiled by Potter (left) and New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer.
The dedication plaque for "John B. Potter Paramedic Station 5" is unveiled by Potter (left) and New Castle County Executive Matthew Meyer. (Photo/Kyle Grantham, New Castle County Paramedics)
Paramedics from Station 5 join local dignitaries for the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Paramedics from Station 5 join local dignitaries for the ribbon cutting ceremony. (Photo/Kyle Grantham, New Castle County Paramedics)
Photo/Kyle Grantham, New Castle County Paramedics

 

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