New Sullivan County EMS Station Opens in Bluff City at River Bend
Signage at Bluff City's new EMS stationJohn Dabbs/Photographer. Bluff City is home to the newest ambulance station for Sullivan County EMS. The station at 135 River Road is named in honor of paramedics Phil Brown and Sabrena Carrier, who called Bluff City home. The paramedics were also volunteers at the Bluff City Rescue Squad, which continues to serve the area yet no longer provides ambulance service.
Coast Guard Medical Evac
A medical emergency on an island in the middle of Lake Michigan. Big waves, high winds and rain. Is there hope for the person to survive? Yes there is…. The United States Coast Guard
Sullivan County EMS Growing Against the Grain - Facing Industry-Wide Issues
Sullivan County Medic-14 standing by with Air Force One during President Trump's visit to Freedom HallSullivan County EMS/Facebook. Sullivan County EMS is suffering from growing pains in the midst of an industry-wide shortage of qualified EMS personnel. Sullivan County Commissioners approved a pay increase a while back, that has finally been implemented to help those working the streets.
Johnson City Emergency Service Awarded Special Recognition
Washington County-Johnson City EMS Star of Life Award recipients and survivorJOHN DABBS/Photographer. Washington Co.-Johnson City EMS receives State Star of Life Award. Washington County-Johnson City EMS is the recipient of the 2022 State Star of Life Award. The Northeast Tennessee ambulance and rescue agency responded to an auto accident nearly a year ago where David Keller's vehicle left the roadway and was caught by a tree to keep it from careening down a 65 foot embankment. The EMS and Rescue team worked tirelessly to extricate Keller using high angle and vehicle rescue techniques in one of the most unusual situations faced in Tennessee.
Local Emergency Service to Provide Regional Education
EMS Week 2022American College of Emergency Physicians/EMSWeek.org. On April 5, 2022, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced in a press release of their continued partnership with the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), in supporting EMS Week. ACEP said the theme for EMS Week 2022 is "RISING TO THE CHALLENGE (www.emsweek.org)."