James Bradford Receives EMT Of The Year Award

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
EMT James Bradford displays the Jimmy Studdard EMT award
EMT James Bradford displays the Jimmy Studdard EMT award
James Bradford, an emergency medical technician at Bradley County EMS, was recognized as the EMT of the Year at the 2014 Tennessee Ambulance Service Association Mid-Winter Conference in Gatlinburg, Tn..

Mr. Bradford serves as an EMS supervisor at Bradley County EMS. He has served Bradley County since 1980. 

The Tennessee Ambulance Association or TASA is an organization comprised of ambulance service representatives from all over the state. This prestigious award is called the Jimmy Studdard EMT Award. 

Mr. Bradford was influenced in a positive way when he was a child when a Bradley County EMT took care of one of his family members.
From that moment on he wanted to help others in the same way. He has accomplished that childhood dream by touching many lives over his time of service as an EMT at Bradley County.

“Mr. Bradford is representative of the pride and compassion that is exhibited by all of our EMT and paramedics here at Bradley County EMS. He has been in the business of caring for people for a long time and is well deserving of this award,” said Danny Lawson, EMS chief. 
James Bradford holding his award. To the left is EMT Jimmy Studdard, for whom the award is named.
James Bradford holding his award. To the left is EMT Jimmy Studdard, for whom the award is named.


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