It’s Monday so you know what that means… It’s time for another #MedicMonday!! Grab a cup of coffee and a handful of that Halloween candy that you’re saving to hand out (Don’t worry we won’t tell) and join us to learn more about Medic Martin!
We are super stoked to have added Matt as part of our team. We hope you enjoy learning more about him and how he got into EMS as much as we did!
Tell us about yourself:
Hello! I am Matt. It’s an exciting adventure to be part of the team here at GSCEMS. I started my EMS career in southern KY over 15 years ago. Since then I have worked as a paramedic in both Haiti and Afghanistan which has taught and shaped me into realizing just how big and diverse this world is and I get to be part of it!
1)Where are you originally from?
I was raised on a small farm in Liberty, KY.
2) What are your hobbies, interests, etc?
I am an avid snow skier, each winter I usually go to the western seaboard to ski. I also am a private pilot and enjoy flying.
3) How did you become interested/get started in EMS?
My aunt “Ruthie” is the one that gets credit for starting my EMS career. When I was 12 years old she took me along to her EMT classes to be a mock patient. This motivated me to become an EMT which I did as soon as I turned 18.
4) What brought you to Georgetown?
I recently moved to northern Fayette County.
5) What is your position at GSCEMS?
6) Where did you go to Paramedic/EMT school?
I obtained my EMT at West Lincoln EMS in 2005. I graduated from McCreary County EMS Paramedic Program with my NREMT-P in 2009.
7) What is your favorite thing about EMS/your job?
8) What is one thing currently that you would change about EMS as a whole?
I STRONGLY feel EMS, globally, has reached a stagnant phase and we need to look into developing science and train more and learn more so we can offer more to our patients.
9) What is one place in Scott County that you would take a visitor to?
The Toyota plant!