We have some new promotions and staff to announce!
Congrats to Uriah Tindle, on promotion to Assistant Director; Joseph Mata on promotion to Shift Supervisor; and David Herlensky on completion of Orientation!
Uriah started with emergency services when he was 19. He volunteered as a firefighter, obtained EMT certification, worked with Search and Rescue, and became a Paramedic. He started with GSCEMS in 2014 as an EMT while enrolled in the University of Cincinnati’s Paramedic Program. For the past two years he served as shift supervisor until recently accepting my current position. When not working he is spending time with his family. Generally this involves a sporting event or fishing when he can get away with it.
Joseph has lived in Georgetown for the past 10 years. He began his EMS career in 2009 and joined GSCEMS in 2013. He served as an Assistant Shift supervisor for the past four and a half years. In his spare time he plays golf.
David began with GSCEMS in October. He comes to us from another local EMS system. We’re excited that David is joining our service, he brings 25 years of paramedic experience with a large range of experiences.
September has been a busy month for us, there are some things we’d like to celebrate!
We received the highest level recognition from American Heart Association Mission Lifeline as a system that rapidly assesses possible cardiac patients, and appropriately treats them and transports them to the appropriate facility.
Also, we’ve had several staff members complete their orientation. Congrats to McKayla Brandenburg and William Lykins on completing paramedic orientation. They worked here as EMTs, and have completed paramedic training and passed all the exams to become paramedics!! We also welcome Ryan Yarbrough and Jon Hartman to our service. Ryan comes to us as a new EMT, and Jon has relocated back to Kentucky and is joining our service as an Advanced EMT.
In the midst of a busy season we definitely want to celebrate these big wins!
As July closed out, our agency director Brandon Remley also closed out his 20 year career. Assistant Director Chris Runyon was promoted to director to take on the lead role for our agency moving forward.
Chris began his Emergency Medical Services Career in March of 1989 when he received his initial NREMT Certification while working in the coal mines. A short time later he was full-time at the local EMS Agency and in 1993 Chris received his Paramedic Certification. Chris has worked in EMS for over 30 years and has also spent several years working in the fire service and 911 dispatching. When he came to Georgetown a few years ago he said, “It felt like home and I knew this is where I wanted to spend the remaining years of my career”. Chris relocated to Georgetown in 2017 where he resides with his wife of 30 years. When asked, Chris said, “There is so much to love about this job but the people I’ve met and the friendships I’ve developed along the way has to be the greatest thing about it”. He counts his family as the best blessing in his life – he has two children and one, brand-new, granddaughter. When interviewed about his new position Chris stated, “I couldn’t be more excited or more honored to serve as the Director for GSCEMS. It has such a rich history and an outstanding legacy; it truly is one of the most prestigious EMS Systems in the State of Kentucky and I only want to do my small part to continue that tradition”.