For over 55 years, the Mastic Volunteer Ambulance Company has been providing emergency medical services to the communities of Mastic, Shirley, Mastic Beach, and Moriches, responding to up to 3,000 calls per year. The current home of Mastic Ambulance is undergoing a much-needed renovation and addition, as the company has outgrown the facility and is in dire need of additional apparatus storage space, administrative space, and meeting space. Vehicles are currently stored outside, and there is no proper meeting space for members or the Board.
The project, which will pursue LEED Gold certification, was designed to repurpose as much of the existing building as possible while keeping any additions as green as possible. The new design incorporates six additional apparatus bays, as well as a second-floor addition of meeting and administrative space. Among its many sustainable features are a geothermal heating and cooling system, low-flow water fixtures, recycled building materials, and a white roof. In addition, a Structural Insulated Panel System (SIPS) will be utilized for the exterior wall and roof packages, providing continuous insulation for the entire building envelope. This will drastically reduce the facility’s heating and cooling demands.