GREENE COUNTY, N.C. (WNCT)- Some much needed help is on the way in Greene County.

This comes after a volunteer EMS unit stopped responding in Snow Hill.

While it’s still in the works, the county’s budget is solid coming in at just under $400,000.

With the new facility in Walstonburg, response times will be cut down by eight minutes.

The county has also put in additional trucks to help them with the high amount of calls in the area.

According to county manager, Kyle Dehaven, says “the citizens in the northern part of the county have been without EMS service volunteers for quite some time, we believe that by putting a county facility in there we can provide to them in a much more efficient manner.” 

He says it will allow ambulances to be off the road more in the southern and eastern parts of the county because there will now be emergency response in the northern parts. 

Dehaven says the new facility is the first step in building the necessary infrastructure to serve residents and kick-start economic development.

The facility is expected to be open by February 1st, 2019.