Month: May 2017

SCEMS visits Portland East Middle

Portland East Middle School May 15, 2016 A big thanks to Brent Dyer, Deputy Chief of Training with Sumner County EMS, who came to Mrs. Clark’s 8th grade science class on Monday to talk with students about the use of science and math in the emergency medical field. Students were also allowed to test their skills at trying to intubate a “patient”. The 8th graders also took a tour of TCAT next door....

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Miles for Memories

The Gallatin News SHERRY MITCHELL May 11, 2017 It can be hard to lose a loved one, but one county employee is taking steps to help those in hospice enjoy those last moments and help their families create lasting memories by providing a free transport and one-hour outing anywhere in Sumner County. Called Miles for Memories, the program was the brainchild of Sumner EMS medic and instructor Marie Blevins, but after her unexpected death in 2013, the program stalled, and was forgotten about. Now paramedic Jessica Nuckols has taken the reigns to renew the program for area hospice patients....

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Amsterdam Ambulance visits Sumner EMS

Yesterday, we hosted a visit from Ambulance Amsterdam(Amsterdam,Netherlands). They were interested in our operations and the equipment we use. It was a great experience networking with our colleagues! They also presented Chief Douglas with a plaque from their service....

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Medical Director addition

Sumner County EMS is pleased to announce the affiliation of Dr. Duane Harrison as Co-Medical Director. Dr. Harrison has served this community for years as an emergency room physician at Hendersonville Medical Center and Portland Medical Center ER. Dr. Harrison will partner with long time Sumner EMS Medical Director Dr. Ray Pinkson, an emergency physician with Sumner Regional Medical Center. Dr. Pinkston has served Sumner County as EMS Medical Director and the county’s Medical Examiner since 1997. Both of these gentlemen bring an impressive experience in their emergency medicine expertise to the table. The Advanced EMTs and paramedics who protect the people of Sumner County work directly under the medical oversight of these two physicians. Much effort goes into the work done by our team in order to deliver the highest industry standards in emergency medical care to the people in this community, and it could not be done without our physician medical...

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