Bradley County EMS Goes To Washington, D.C.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Bradley County Emergency Medical Service had representation for the very first time at EMS on the Hill 2013 in Washington, D.C. this week. 

Emergency Service representatives from Tennessee and 36 other states were there to meet with senators and representatives to discuss and promote legislation that will affect the EMS industry in a positive way.

Stan Clark, a paramedic and public information officer for Bradley County EMS was there and met with senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander on Tuesday.

 

“This was what is called “Tennessee Tuesday.” Different groups from Tennessee attended the session and Senators Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander addressed the crowd and then took the time to take photos with everyone,” he said. 

The entire week was organized by the National Association of EMTs. There were three issues for which they were having EMS representatives lobby. One was trying to develop a program for military medics to help them transition to a civilian paramedic, so as not to have to attend the entire paramedic course. Another issue was to have the Congress approve a bill that will help in aiding EMS agencies financially through grants and other means. A request was put forth to ask the Tennessee representatives and senators to join the EMS caucus so they could be involved and up to date and most importantly support bills that support EMT’s and paramedics. 

“Despite the weather, our senators and representatives and staffers still came to their offices and met with us. They were very receptive and appreciative of us being there. This was a very successful trip and we got a lot accomplished” said Mr. Clark.

The Southeastern Emergency Services Director’s Association sponsored Paramedic Clark and Whitney Miller, manager of Air Evac in McMinn County to attend EMS on the Hill to represent Region 3 of Tennessee. Others in attendance were from across the state from the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association. 

Memorial's Mobile Health Coach Visits Bledsoe County And Rossville

CHI Memorial’s mobile health coaches will provide mammography screenings in Bledsoe County and in Rossville on  Tuesday, January 31, 2017 .  In Bledsoe County, the coach will be at First Southern Baptist Church, in partnership with the Sequachee Valley Electric Coop from  9 a.m. – 3 p.m. CST .  In Rossville, the coach will be at Rossville Middle School from  ... (click for more)

Erlanger Administrator Receives Presidential Citation

William C. Crowe, Jr., DNP, APRN, Medicine Service Line Administrator, Erlanger Health System, has been selected to receive the Society of Critical Care Medicine, (SCCM,) Presidential Citation Award. The Society established the Presidential Citation Award in 1995 to honor members who have demonstrated outstanding contributions to the organization. Dr. Crowe has dedicated time, ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Police To Add 14 Officers After Violent Weekend; New System To Allow Local Testing Of Shell Casings

In the wake of a weekend in which five people were shot with two dying, the Chattanooga Police Department is adding 14 more officers, Mayor Andy Berke and Chief Fred Fletcher said Monday. The department is also utilizing a new system that will allow local testing of shell casings and avoid a long wait time after sending them off to Nashville. Chief Fletcher also said there ... (click for more)

Cleveland Mother And Father Indicted After 2-Month Old Tests Positive For Meth; Has Multiple Injuries

The father and mother of a two-month-old in Cleveland have been indicted for child abuse after the baby tested positive for meth and had multiple injuries. Cleveland Police said on Jan. 4 the Department of Children Services and the Cleveland Police Department’s Special Investigations Unit began a joint investigation on an aggravated child neglect/abuse case.  DCS and ... (click for more)

Proud Of Chattanooga And The Women's March - And Response (2)

I was very happy to participate in the Women’s March on Chattanooga yesterday afternoon. The diversity and the sheer numbers of women, men and children were incredible. One estimate was at least 3,000. Standing together with all of these like-minded souls was overwhelming and humbling.  I have rarely been so happy and so proud of my town.  One question is, why is ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Washington’s Favorite

By the time darkness fell over Washington, D.C., on Sunday, it had clearly been a monumental weekend. On Friday Donald Trump had ben inaugurated as the 45 th President of the United States. On Saturday a fierce crowd of a half-million women who each are entitled to have the identical rights as men in the same United States, marched on The Mall. And then, the Washington Post printed ... (click for more)