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Tuesday is here or as we like to call it, Monday 2.0. Isn’t quite the weekend but you’ve had just enough time to get back into the groove of the week. Plus we fully support breaking out some new dance moves on Tuesdays, Mondays are just too much to do it then.

EMT Jen Conley wanted to stop by and show you her new dance moves for #TechTuesday

I have worked for GSCEMS for 17 years now, but have been in EMS a total of 19 years. I have three kids that mean the world to me. I got married in October to Kevin Conley, the love my of life, and I gained three more wonderful kids and two precious grandbabies.

1) Where are you originally from?

I was born and raised in Stamping Ground.

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

I love to travel and experience new things.  The beach is my happy place….sadly there isn’t a beach here. 

3) How did you become interested/get started in EMS?

I was actually a waitress in the restaurant next to headquarters. I was looking for a career to help support my family.

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

Why am I at GSCEMS? That’s easy it’s my hometown. My friends and family live here. Why would I want to work anywhere else?

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

EMT on First Platoon

6) Where did you go to EMT school?

Through the Scott County Fire Department.

7) What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?

The people.  They aren’t just coworkers, they are family.  We basically live with each other for 24 hours every third day.  You tend to develop a stronger bond than just coworkers.

8) What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole?

There are two things that come to mind. The first one is to help people understand what we truly do and the other is to be able to follow up on patients that we have. Unfortunately, we have them for such a short time period and rarely get to follow up on the outcomes.

9) What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor to?

Hmmm…….there are so many options.  I say we start downtown and then figure it out from there!

Is Monday fun day a thing?! No……okay, must have just had too much coffee! But on a brighter note (we know, we know pastel colors are in because of Easter but we like to go big) here without further delay #MedicMonday is coming your way!

My name is McKayla Brandenburg. I’ve grown up in Georgetown most of my life.   But recently moved to Cynthiana when my husband, Dakota, and I got married last July. I received my Bachelors Degree in Emergency Medical Care from Eastern Kentucky University in May of 2019 and finished my Paramedic certification June of 2020. 

1)Where are you originally from?

Although I was born in Lexington, my family moved to Pike County and I lived there until I was 7 years old. At that same age, we moved to Georgetown and have been here since. 

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

When not at work, which feels to rarely happen because I love my job, I enjoy spending time with my coworkers away from work.  We truly are a family.  I also enjoy spending time with my husband and our two dogs!

3) How did you become interested/get started in EMS?

I became interested in EMS in high school when I did a ride along program with GSCEMS. I’ve grown up around this station and frequently am referred to as their “little sister.” I love that I get to work alongside them as a paramedic and part of the team today.

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

I came here looking for a job right after I graduated college. I’ve always wanted to work here because they are the reason I am where I am today. 

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

Paramedic on Third Platoon

6) Where did you go to Paramedic/EMT school?

I got my EMT from a good friend and mentor, Nelson Sewell, who is a former paramedic and shift supervisor of GSCEMS. I went to Paramedic school at EKU and received my Bachelors in Emergency Medical Care with a concentration in EMS Administration.

7) What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?

Being able to make the difference in someone’s day. Being able to calm their fears and be there for them in their time of need. 

8) What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole?

Community education about the field. While I love my job and genuinely love coming to work, many people don’t realize the amount of education, long days/nights, mental toll, and time away from family that comes with the job. 

9) What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor?

Downtown. I didn’t learn to appreciate the beauty of our city until recently, there really are some awesome views downtown. 

Dear Tuesday,
Can you just be Friday already?!
Sincerely,
EVERYONE

But……..but……..BUT, then we would miss #TechTuesday So…….we guess Tuesday can stay.

EMT Morgan Walli wanted to swing by to say “how’s it going?

1) Where are you originally from?

Longmont, Colorado. Just outside of Boulder. 

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

I love the outdoors and spend many of my days off hiking with my German Shepherd and my cat (yes, my cat goes on hikes). I also enjoy working on random projects around the house and on my car. 

3) How did you become interested/get started in EMS?

I have always been interested in medicine and, halfway through my engineering degree, realized engineering wasn’t what I wanted to pursue so I got my EMT, started working part-time in EMS as I finished school, and am now working full-time getting experience with emergency medicine with plans to pursue my MD.

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

I graduated from UK in Spring of 2020 and was looking for a full-time EMS position to gain field experience during my 2 year break from school before I plan to pursue my MD. GSCEMS offered a higher run volume than my part-time EMS job with a good variety of call types and a host of educational opportunities.

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

I am an EMT. 

6) Where did you go to/EMT school?

I attended EMTP-KY in Lexington for my EMT class.

7) What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?

I like that every day is different.

8) What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole? 

I wish there was more support available to our regular patients outside of what we can do on emergency runs so that they would have better, 24/7 care that EMS is unable to provide.

9) What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor?

I am still learning Scott County myself, so if anyone has any suggestions I’d love to hear them!