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#MedicMonday with Terry Vance

Ah, Monday again. Who has the coffee brewing?! It’s okay, have a second cup……..that should at least help you make it to lunch!

Paramedic Terry Vance dropped by because he needed a coffee refill and decided to introduce himself. Don’t worry, he’s had coffee so he’s a big teddy bear. Just ask his work partner!

Vance, pictured right, was part of a parade the citizens of Scott County organized to honor First Responders on the front lines of the pandemic.

I am a father of six children and currently have one grandchild.  Yes, you read that correctly and I love every minute of being a father.  Being part of a family is important and gives one a sense of belonging.  With that, I have been a paramedic at GSCEMS for the past 14 years and I have loved every minute of it.  These fine men and women have been my second family for many years.

1) Where are you originally from?

Originally I am from West Virginia but have been a resident of Kentucky since 2001.  

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

I love being in the outdoors and definitely love this time of year.  I love children as well and have been a foster parent for 13 years now, giving children a chance at a normal life which is why I have such a large family.  

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

For many years I have worked in multiple different areas of healthcare but always wanted more. Being there and making a difference in someone’s or families’ life is what always drew me towards a career in EMS.  So when I moved my family to Kentucky to begin a new life, I finally found a program at EKU that would help achieve that goal for me.

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

GSCEMS was the place I completed the clinical portion of my degree in emergency medical care. They equipped me with the knowledge I needed to obtain my certification and I knew at that time I would work for the community of Scott County.  So here I am 14 years later serving the citizens of this great county.

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

I am a Paramedic

6) Where did you go to Paramedic school?

I attended the paramedic program at EKU where I obtained my degree in emergency medical care.

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

Having the opportunity to be able to serve and hopefully make a difference in someone’s life when they are having one of the worst days of their life.

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

Continuous public education along with a strong Community Paramedicine program. 

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

The local eateries in downtown.

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