We’re back to warm up your day with another Medic Monday! Meet third platoon Paramedic Kellie McGrath! We hope you enjoy getting to know her as much as we have in the last few weeks adding her to our agency.
I have a very loving and supportive husband, and we have an Aussie doodle named Rex. I obtained my EMT in 2012, a good few months after I started working at UK. I started at Jessamine co. ambulance service in 2015, and obtained my paramedic in May of 2017. I absolutely love this job and pride myself as a public servant. I plan on retiring from this career and am excited to see how EMS will progress over the years.
1)Where are you originally from?
I was born and raised in Rock Springs, Wyoming, moved to Kentucky in 2009
2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?
My dog takes up a lot of my time, he’s very active. I’m also currently in school so that takes up a lot of time as well. When I’m not doing that I like to go down to my parent’s farm and spend time with my family, there’s always an adventure waiting there. My husband and I also have an amazing friend group we spend a lot of time with.
3) How did you become interested/get started in EMS?
I originally started working as an EMT at UKER to gain health care experience, I was originally thinking about PA school. I would see the EMS crews come in and was so fascinated with everything they could do to help someone despite the many challenges. I decided to start working for a 911 service and never looked back.
4) What brought you to Georgetown?
Georgetown is well known for having an amazing community as well as a great EMS service, I’m excited to be a part of that.
5) What is your position at GSCEMS?
I am a full-time Paramedic
6) Where did you go to Paramedic/EMT school?
7) What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?
EMS is full of challenges and is always progressing. I love being a forever student and expanding my knowledge base to better serve the community.
8) What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole? (Pay is not an appropriate answer, sorry)
I strive to keep positivity in the workplace, I know mental health help is readily available in certain places, but I would like to see it be more unified throughout the profession. I would love to see EMS bind together to make positive changes and have a stronger voice in legislation as well as other pressing matters. I truly think this is the best career and such a privileged role to be in. I would love to see expansion such as community paramedicine, we are in such a unique position I feel like we could always be doing more.
9) What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor to? I haven’t been yet, but the Japanese garden seems like it would be neat to visit.