Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services honors Advanced EMT Paul Merriam for over 30 years of service to the community.
Mr. Merriam was part of the first group of employees hired to serve in Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services. He began his career with HCEMS on March 28, 1988, as a Basic EMT and retires as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician. Mr. Merriam received “Trauma Call of the Year” for his assistance in providing pre-hospital care to the children of Woodmore Elementary School during the school bus tragedy in 2016.
HCEMS Captain Tony Sylvester praised AEMT Merriam for his excellent work ethics and his willingness to provide assistance to other employees of HCEMS. “I wish I could hire one hundred more employees just like AEMT Merriam. His dependability and willingness to assist HCEMS will be greatly missed.”
Hamilton County Emergency Medical Services began serving the community in 1988, as the 9-1-1 provider with two ambulances. The County now operates 14 Advanced Life Support ambulances strategically placed throughout Hamilton County. All HCEMS ambulances operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are staffed with over 130 licensed Paramedics and AEMTs.