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Welcome back to #TechTuesday. Today we’re going to get to know our other Advanced EMT, Jazz Rozier.

Tell us about yourself:

I was born in Virginia. I graduated in 2010 and went on to attend James Madison University. After two years I returned home where I began to work on fishing and dolphin watching boats. I started as a deckhand and quickly learned the trade until I became a captain of one of the boats after I obtained my 100-ton license. I ran a fishing boat for 4 years until I wanted to experience a different type of job. I began the process for Norfolk Fire-Rescue and after a 2 year process I was hired. I met my now wife shortly after I graduated from the academy. She was visiting Virginia Beach, and we met on Tinder, funny enough. We grew close very quick and it was like I had found my long lost best friend. My life has been ruined since then. Just kidding!. She did however trick me into moving to KY saying that the weather wasn’t different then VA. That was a lie! I have been freezing ever since, but I’m happy to be here with her.

1. Where are you originally from?

Born in Norfolk, Virginia. Grew Up in Virginia Beach, Virginia

2. What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

Lifting, Fishing either in the deep or freshwater. Collecting watches and bourbon.

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

I had a friend who worked for Norfolk Fire-Rescue. He talked me into it. Here we are.

4. What brought you to Georgetown?

I married my wife who is about to graduate law school. I had never left my home state but I felt it was time for a change.

5. What is your position at GSCEMS?

I am currently an AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician) Fun skills but less paperwork!

6. What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?

I enjoy being able to give back. I’ve been very fortunate in my life and I think I owe it to give back.

7. What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole?

I would say more options for college education in this field.

8. What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor?

Evans Orchard

We’re back with our next paramedic feature. Let’s take a few minutes and get to know Cherity a little better.

1)Where are you originally from?

                Originally from Cynthiana, KY!

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

                I love the beach, reading, flower gardening, my Dachshunds, and redecorating my best friend’s house.  Oh, and did I mention I love the beach?!?! I also enjoy spending time with my grand babies and traveling the world with my husband!

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

                It wasn’t any one thing in particular that got me interested.  I’ve just always wanted to do this job, to be able to help people when they need it the most,

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

                Jen Ramey!  She talked me into it and here I am today!

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

                Paramedic/FTO.  FTO is a Field Training Officer.  We are essentially an assistant supervisor for our shift but we also handle all of the training for new employees that we hire who get assigned to our shift.

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

                My favorite thing is being able to truly make a difference in someone’s life on the worst possible day they can imagine.

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

                Definitely that the public would understand that we are human.  We get tired, hungry, sleepy, and cranky just like everyone else.  We miss holidays, birthdays, and family functions, among other things, to be there when something happens and someone needs us.

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

                I can’t think of one place in particular.  Just to drive them around and show them the beauty of Scott County!

This #TechTuesday meet Courtney Vance. She recently completed orientation and now that she’s settled on shift, we’d like to share a bit more about her.

I was hired at GSCEMS back In October 2020. I have 2 cats and hope to gain more fur babies when I finish paramedic school in the fall. I never would have thought I would be in this job field but I’m glad I found my way here!

1)Where are you originally from?

Williamstown, KY

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

I enjoy reading fiction/fantasy, I love going to the movies, kayaking and camping, and have recently started getting back into the gym.

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

I definitely just fell into it. A friend told me about a job opening where they work, but I had to be an EMT to apply. I spoke with a fire department and asked to ride the ambulance to see if I would be interested in EMS. The assistant chief talked me into becoming a volunteer there and I spent 3 years there as volunteer FF/EMT.

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

I kept hearing great things about Georgetown and GSCEMS! The training and experience I would gain while working there would be unparalleled.

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

Full time EMT on 3rd Platoon with Paramedic Mackenzie Swatsler.

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

The variety. While some things are pretty routine, like morning truck checks and chores, the calls we respond to can be anything, and that can make a 24 hour shift go by really quick!

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

More community involvement.  I think being active in the community we serve is vital for EMS. It allows the public to see who will be coming to them in their time of need. It also gives EMS an opportunity to educate the public on safety tips and prevention of injury/illness, which is just as important as responding to 911 calls.

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

The Chinese buffet off of Lawson Drive! Chinese food is one of my basic food groups and that buffet has never disappointed me. I recently ordered take out from there for the first time and there was enough food for 3 meals plus it was delicious!