In fiscal year 2018, the State of Maryland is providing $300,000 for a helipad at Singerly Fire Company, Station 13; this will be the only helipad used for medical emergencies in Cecil County. No matching fund were needed from Singerly Fire Company. Planning for the helipad will cost $50,000 and the construction will cost $250,000.
When constructed, the helipad is projected to be over 30,000 square feet, including the landing area and the area around it.
Singerly Fire Company has long had a relationship with Union Hospital, which grew after the hospital’s previous medevac landing site was replace by its parking garage in 2007.
Helicopters have since landed in the fire company’s parking lot, where crews provide ambulance transports to and from the hospital over 60 times each year.
With state funding now secured, construction on the paved 50-by-50-foot helipad should be started by October 1 with an estimated completion in November.
We thank our local and state officials that have helped this project come to fruition in order to help better serve our citizens.