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Sussex County public safety complex marks construction milestone

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GEORGETOWN – The final beam has been placed on Sussex County’s $12 million expansion to its public safety complex.

Members from Sussex County Council were joined by representatives of Bancroft Construction, the volunteer fire/EMS service, Delaware legislators, and other guests on Tuesday, April 26, to witness the final steel beam being hoisted into place atop the Emergency Operations Center. Moments before, guests were invited to sign the steel beam to mark the occasion.

The ‘topping out’ ceremony marked a major milestone in the project to expand the facility near Georgetown into an all-inclusive public safety complex for the county’s emergency officials.

The center, which first opened in 2008, will double in size with a nearly 20,000-square-foot addition for the county’s Emergency Medical Services Department as its new base of operations. It will provide offices for about two dozen administrative staff members, state-of-the-art classrooms for continuing education and simulation exercises, and warehouse space for EMS equipment and other logistics needs.

The project is expected to be completed by early 2023. The expansion funds came from the county’s portion of the state realty transfer tax.


Male in orange shirt managing crane operation for a steel beam to be placed on the sussex county public safety complex in sussex county delaware.

Members of the community signed the steel beam to mark the occasion. | PHOTO BY SUSSEX COUNTY

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