Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service has named Scott Powell Captain of HCEMS C shift.
Mr. Powell began his career in 1995 as an Emergency Medical Technician with HCEMS and was licensed as a Paramedic in 1996. He was promoted to Lieutenant in January 2013 and now promoted to Captain on C-Shift.
HCEMS Assistant Chief Wade Batson said, “We were very fortunate to have two very qualified choices for this position at HCEMS. Captain Powell’s patient care along with his Paramedic and leadership skills were among the reasons he was chosen Captain of C shift. I have worked beside him as a partner early in our careers and am confident in his ability to continue to provide maturity, sound judgement, and integrity for the C shift team. I look forward to working with Captain Powell as Hamilton County Emergency Medical Service continues to provide outstanding service to the people of our community”
With 14 ambulances, HCEMS operates as the 911 provider with three shifts, A, B, and C, all providing advanced life support 24 hours a day seven days a week. Each of the shifts consists of one assistant Chief, one captain, two lieutenants, and 48 Paramedics and Advanced EMT’s under the direction of the HCEMS Director and Deputy Director. In 2018 HCEMS responded to over 29,000 requests for emergency pre-hospital care and transportation to local hospitals in our area.
“This has been my goal with HCEMS and I am very honored to have been selected for this position,” said newly-named Captain Scott Powell. “It truly is proof that HCEMS is a career service and that with determination and strength of character you can achieve the goals you set for yourself as an employee in this service, which has been proven again here at HCEMS.”