On Thursday, July 18, members of Acadian Ambulance’s operations and leadership teams joined with One Acadiana, Acadian Total Security, Lafayette Consolidated Government, the Lafayette Fire Department and the local media to celebrate the opening of our Hub City North operations building and ambulance station.

Hub City Operations Manager Orlando Rolon did the honor of cutting the ribbon, alongside Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag, Acadian Ambulance President Jerry Romero, Senior Director of Operations Troy Guidry, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Chuck Burnell, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux, City-Parish District 3 Councilman Pat Lewis and One Acadiana President Troy Wayman.

The building opened earlier in January of this year to strategically serve Lafayette Parish with quick access to interstates 10 and 49.

“As the population of our service area shifts, we constantly evaluate the deployment of our ambulances to ensure we are providing quick response times,” said Acadian Chairman & CEO Richard Zuschlag. “The new University Avenue location allows us access to the interstates and to the northern portion of Lafayette Parish via Highway 182. We are also excited to be part of Mayor-President Joel Robideaux’s initiative for development of the University Avenue corridor as a gateway into Lafayette.”

20 employees and seven ambulances are based out of the building, which is the parish’s eighth station.

Tying in to the company’s 48-year history, Hub City North is located just five blocks north of Acadian’s original location on Midway Street. In his remarks, Richard reminisced on his days of driving ambulances from the original location and expressed how much it means to have an operations building in a vital part of Lafayette Parish.

Robideaux said, “The University corridor is an important gateway from Interstate 10, and the fact that Acadian chose to locate here is going to help us build out what I envision as a walkable, pedestrian-friendly gateway.”