WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — New emergency medical services resources are en route to Round Rock to help the city manage its growth and increased call volumes, Williamson County officials announced Wednesday.

Williamson County Emergency Medical Services said in a release it would be expanding resources to its station at 1781 E. Old Settlers Blvd. in Round Rock, beginning Wednesday. The EMS station is located next to Williamson County’s J.B. and Hallie Jester Annex.

A second 24-hour ambulance has been added to the station “in order to better serve the residents in that growing area,” per the release. The expansion also includes the addition of six medics to the station, the release added.

“The primary reason was that we’ve seen a 25% call volume increase in the City of Round Rock over the past two years. That area is just exploding with commercial growth, with residential growth. So with that population equals call volume,” Mike Knipstein, Williamson County EMS director said.

Williamson County EMS is also partnering with the Round Rock Fire Department to add an ambulance at RRFD’s Fire Station 6, located at 2919 Joe DiMaggio Blvd. near Dell Diamond. The goal of the additional ambulance is to help enhance response to the northern and eastern portions of the city, per the release.

“It was great not to lose the demand unit that was replaced with a 24 hour unit because of the influx of people that are coming in with Samsung, Hutto growing, Taylor growing. It makes it in a great location as well to go assist Hutto and Taylor as EMS calls are happening out there as well,” Round Rock Fire Chief Shane Glaiser said.

Officials noted call volumes within the Round Rock area have grown nearly 30% within the past five years. Currently, Williamson County EMS has 23 response resources throughout the county’s jurisdiction, as well as 151 field providers.

Knipstein said another WCEMS ambulance has been approved to address calls in the far northwest part of the county. He said his department is currently working with the Liberty Hill Fire Department to plan for that future addition.

“We anticipate that ambulance going live in the spring of 2025. We’ll start hiring those people and onboarding them, and then getting that station ready to partner with Liberty Hill Fire Department to put that truck online,” Knipstein said.