Does anyone else feel like Monday should be part of the weekend?! We could get so much more accomplished if the week started on Tuesday! Sadly, we don’t think that will ever happen. So grab your large espresso with those extra shots (we saw you in line at the coffee shop, don’t try to hide it) and buckle up for another Monday!
#MedicMonday is back and Paramedic Raymond Patrick is just the man for that job! Raymond has already had his first cup of coffee for the day, so he wanted you to get to know him!
Father of three boys, married to a nurse-paramedic, and have spent about 25 years experience in fire & EMS. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Science. I recently completed a Critical Care Paramedic course. I have way more home improvement projects to complete than I have time.
1) Where are you originally from?
Clay City, KY
2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?
When I have time, I like to hunt, fish, hike, or any other outdoor recreation.
3) How did you become interested/get started in EMS?
I was volunteering for the local fire department, and wanted my EMT-Basic certification so that I could be of more assistance on medical assistance calls, car wrecks, etc. So I first obtained my first responder certification, followed by my EMT-B, then on to Paramedic licensure.
4) What brought you to Georgetown?
COVID had put my previous job on hold, so I had to find alternative employment opportunities. Two months prior to starting here, I ran into long time friend Jen Ramey and she recommended that I look into working here. It just so happened that the day I started looking for an EMS job, GSCEMS had one posted.
5) What is your position at GSCEMS?
Paramagic, I mean Paramedic
6) What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?
The camaraderie with my co-workers in the field is definitely the best part of the job.
7) What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole?
If I could change one thing about EMS, it would be educating the public about the perils of abuse of the EMS system. EMS crews are more than just “ambulance drivers”, and ambulances are not taxi cabs. We provide crucial specialized services for the general public as a whole. Calling an ambulance unnecessarily could mean the difference between life and death of someone else.
8) What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor?
I’m not from Scott County. I’m still learning my way around the places this county has to offer, so I’m still trying to figure that one out myself.