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!
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.