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Jackson Offering Four-Month Basic EMT Course Beginning January 17

Jackson County EMS is offering a basic EMT course as a way to generate more employees for the county’s service and surrounding counties. EMS Director Keith Bean said people who take the course will be qualified to work on an ambulance as soon as they are finished. Bean said the department is not hiring any more full-time employees at this ... Read More »

Tennessee Heart Expansion Breaks Ground Monday

CRMC, Cookeville Regional Medical Center

Tennessee Heart Cookeville broke ground Monday on an expansion project that will double its capacity. Cardiologist Stacy Brewington said the Tennessee Heart facility is currently at capacity. Brewington said the project will enhance patient services and help Cookeville Regional keep pace with larger medical centers around the country. “It seemed like the right time to move forward and we were ... Read More »

Celina EMS Gets State Help By Allowing EMT Students To Work

The State Department of Emergency Services has given Celina EMS permission to let local EMT students drive ambulances. Mayor Luke Collins said the opportunity means progress in finding workers for a short staffed ambulance department. “We appreciate the state helping us on that, and we have spoke with some schools,” Collins said. “I know there are some EMT students that’s ... Read More »

Cookeville Paramedic Class Exceeds National Average In Exam

Vol State’s Cookeville paramedic class completed its national registry exam with a 92 percent first attempt pass rate. The rate nationally is 69 percent. Paramedic Instructor Karen Billingsley said this is the type of success she expects from the Cookeville class. Billingsley said she is proud to see the class complete their journey after times when it would have been ... Read More »

White County Emergency Appreciation Day Building Community Connection

Emergency Services Appreciation Day in White County will give the community the chance to build relationships Friday. The July 30 event is being put on by American Legion Post 99 and the White County Anti-Drug Coalition. Post Commander Ron Lapierre said agencies from the local rescue squad to overdose prevention specialists will be in attendance at White County Middle School. ... Read More »

Putnam Becomes First UC County To Offer In-House EMT-Basic Training

Putnam County is the first Upper Cumberland ambulance service to offer an in-house EMT-Basic training class. Putnam County EMS Training Major Billy Price said Putnam County is able to offer this training because of county population. Price said before changes to state rules anyone wanting to be an EMT had to take the course through a community college. “If you’re ... Read More »

Jackson County EMS Providing Free First Responder Training

Jackson County is taking applicants for its free emergency medical responder classes that begin on Thursday. EMS Field Training Officer Derek Woolbright said this 6-8 week course will teach skills to treat bleed control, traumatic injuries, splinting and administering oxygen. Woolbright said that a strong base of EMR workers allows for decreased response times in the county. “In a rural ... Read More »

Deadline for Fentress EMS Director Applications

Fentress County is in need of a new EMS Director as the county reaches Friday’s deadline for applications. County Executive Jimmy Johnson said Jonathan Beaty is serving as interim director when Micah Dunford retired after 3 years. Johnson said he will be praying on deadline day because this is going to be a difficult position to fill. “Not only is ... Read More »