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It’s Tuesday!! That means it is time to “carpe that taco!” or whatever they said in Latin!

Logan dropped by to say “let’s taco ’bout it” AND he invited us to his grandma’s house for some yummy homemade food!

1)Where are you originally from?

Georgetown born and raised!

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

Shooting, hunting, hiking, learning about medicine, hanging with my buddies.

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

It’s in my blood! My dad is a paramedic for Lexington Fire Department and  my mom works for Georgetown Fire Department (GFD). I hope to venture on and become a flight nurse. 

4) What brought you to Georgetown? 

My parents! I grew up here and it’s always been home.

5) What is your position at GSCEMS? 

EMT

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

I love helping people, service to others is why I was put on this earth. Also showing people God’s love through my work, the best service, every patient, every time it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from.

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

Our reputation, we’re medical providers too. Pre-hospital medicine is just as important as traditional medicine. I wish we had a lot more reach and capability, that’s my hope for ems. I’d like to change a lot, break the mold, and “stereotype.” To just help people. Our patients are who it’s about. 

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

My grandma’s house for some good food. 

If we treat Monday like we do Friday, do you think we could make it a Monday party?! Okay, okay, okay….I get it. That won’t happen. But we can all smile a little bit because it’s #MedicMonday

Paramedic David Herlensky wanted to swing by to show you a magic trick….but he forgot his hat at home. Instead, he is going to introduce himself!

My name is David Herlensky. Even though I have only been with Georgetown Scott County EMS for just a few months, I have been a Paramedic since July of 1995. I first joined a Volunteer Fire Department in Ohio in June 1992 at the age of 17. I spent most of my career in Ohio before moving to Kentucky. During this time, I worked as a Volunteer, Private EMS, Critical Care Transport, and Full time Fire Department where I was captain of EMS Operations. I currently maintain my National Registry, Kentucky, and Ohio Paramedic. I also maintain my Ohio EMS CE Instructor, Ohio Firefighter II, Fire Instructor, Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Hazmat Specialist.

Aside from working for Georgetown Scott County EMS, I am an Intermittent employee with the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of the National Medical System. As part of this, I respond to Federally Declared disaster areas where the healthcare system has been compromised such as Hurricanes or other natural or man-made disasters. I also respond to large events that have been determined to be National Security Interest. Some of the more Notable places I have gone include Hurricane Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Irma and Maria in 2017. I went to the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, 2 separate Republican Conventions, and two separate Presidential Inaugurations. Most recently in 2020, I was in Texas working in a Covid unit and in Lake Charles, LA with Hurricane Laura.

1)Where are you originally from? 

I was born in San Bernadino, CA on George Air Force Base.

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc? 

When I am not doing EMS, I enjoy working with horses and spending time with my family.

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

When I was 15, I was involved in a farming accident where I rolled a tractor and was pinned underneath it for 45 minutes before being freed. Getting to know these brave men and women after the fact got me interested.

4) What brought you to Georgetown? 

I moved to Georgetown when I moved in with my wife. She has lived here for many years.

5) What is your position at GSCEMS? 

Paramedic on First Platoon

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

There are so many things, it is hard to narrow them down. I enjoy helping people and the feeling you get when helping others in their time of need. I also enjoy the friendships that develop, not just locally, but nationally and internationally also. It truly is like having a second family.

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

If I could change just one thing about EMS, it would be the public’s understanding of what we are and what WE do. Compared to other medical fields, EMS is still in its infancy. Because of this, people don’t quite understand us. The public understands the if they call 911, we will show up and try to take care of them. Often, hospitals and other medical professionals don’t understand what our capabilities are. Because of this, I believe EMS is often misused.

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

Scott County is such a beautiful place it would be impossible to narrow

it down to just one.

Tuesday is here or as we like to call it, Monday 2.0. Isn’t quite the weekend but you’ve had just enough time to get back into the groove of the week. Plus we fully support breaking out some new dance moves on Tuesdays, Mondays are just too much to do it then.

EMT Jen Conley wanted to stop by and show you her new dance moves for #TechTuesday

I have worked for GSCEMS for 17 years now, but have been in EMS a total of 19 years. I have three kids that mean the world to me. I got married in October to Kevin Conley, the love my of life, and I gained three more wonderful kids and two precious grandbabies.

1) Where are you originally from?

I was born and raised in Stamping Ground.

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

I love to travel and experience new things.  The beach is my happy place….sadly there isn’t a beach here. 

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

I was actually a waitress in the restaurant next to headquarters. I was looking for a career to help support my family.

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

Why am I at GSCEMS? That’s easy it’s my hometown. My friends and family live here. Why would I want to work anywhere else?

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

EMT on First Platoon

6) Where did you go to EMT school?

Through the Scott County Fire Department.

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

The people.  They aren’t just coworkers, they are family.  We basically live with each other for 24 hours every third day.  You tend to develop a stronger bond than just coworkers.

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

There are two things that come to mind. The first one is to help people understand what we truly do and the other is to be able to follow up on patients that we have. Unfortunately, we have them for such a short time period and rarely get to follow up on the outcomes.

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

Hmmm…….there are so many options.  I say we start downtown and then figure it out from there!