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We hope everyone enjoyed the return of Medic Monday, but of course we have to bring back the Tech Tuesday as well! Grab that extra boost of caffeine and join us to meet a new face of Georgetown-Scott County EMS!

Tech Tuesday this week is Alyssa Karsner. Not only is Alyssa new to the service, she is also fairly new to the profession. We’re so excited to have Alyssa as an asset to our staff and are LOVING watching her grow so quickly!

I grew up in Scott County and graduated from SCHS in 2019, I played softball for about ten years and volleyball for three years. I love helping people and hope to eventually go to paramedic school to continue helping others at a more advanced level.

1) Where are you originally from?

I was born in Frankfort and lived there for three years then grew up here in Scott County. 

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

I love art, I love to paint and make numerous different crafty things. I play softball in an adult league in my spare time. 

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

My grandfather was an EMT at Owen County EMS and he is now the EMA director there. My cousin is a firefighter at Frankfort Fire & EMS. I’ve been around Fire/EMS pretty much my whole life and I enjoy it. 

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

I wanted somewhere that was close to home and GSCEMS just happens to be in my hometown and only a five minute drive to work. 

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

EMT, but aspiring to be a paramedic. 

6) Where did you go to Paramedic/EMT school?

I went to EMT school at BCTC and failed initially. However, I picked myself back up and went through Frankfort Fire and EMS’ program to retake the course and passed. 

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

I love to help people, if i wasn’t going to do EMS I would have been a nurse, but I did not want to be in the hospital setting. Helping others is probably what I am most passionate about in my life. Furthermore, every day in the life of EMS is different, sure you have your morning routine, but other than that you get to meet people and help them in their time of need. 

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

I wouldn’t want to change anything. 

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

I think I would take someone to the Bi-water Farm or Evan’s Orchard. Those are two of my favorite places, especially during fall.

We’re stirring up some…. Coffee? Nah… Chili? Nope…  Medic Monday? YES! 

No worries, you can go ahead and sip on that pumpkin spice latte and get to know one of our new medics, Brittany Cobb. We’re pretty stoked to have her as a part of our agency!

I have been working 14 years working in the EMS field. There was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to spend my life helping to improve the lives of others. I found my calling as a paramedic.

1) Where are you originally from?

I grew up in Campton, KY. I moved to Georgetown 6 years ago when I met my husband online. We’ve been happily married since then. 

2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?

My husband and I work with a rescue group and adopt senior rescue dogs. I am a very proud dog mom. 

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

I always watched the ambulances drive by my parents store when i was a child. I wanted to be in there and see what was happening. I started nursing school and decided that’s not where I wanted to be. I signed up for an EMT class nearly 14 years ago and I know without a doubt this is where my heart belongs. 

4) What brought you to Georgetown?

I am proud to be a paramedic in my community with GSCEMS. I am grateful for the opportunity to give back to Georgetown, the place I now call home. 

5) What is your position at GSCEMS?

Paramedic on first platoon 

6) Where did you go to Paramedic/EMT school?

I took an EMT class with Morgan Emergency Training (West Liberty, KY) in 2008 and later completed the paramedic program there in 2010. 

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

What I love most is meeting people. I have been fortunate to care for some wonderful people and their families. Many of my patients have changed my life in some way. I hope that I can leave a positive effect on their lives as well. 

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

I would love to see EMS earn the same prestige as our brothers in law enforcement and the fire departments. We undergo extensive training and respond to the same calls, yet we are often forgotten in the public eye. 

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

My favorite place in Georgetown is downtown. I am an advocate for locally-owned businesses. The shopping and dining available downtown rivals any big city. I would love to introduce others to the wonders that downtown Georgetown has to offer.

Sorry, we don’t think Nascar is hiring. But, we are!

We are looking for awesome people to join our amazing team! We have full-time openings for Paramedics and EMT/AEMTs!

Fill out an application here: https://scottky.gov/employment-opportunities/

We know you will look great in orange and blue! We can’t wait to see who joins our team!