We have a name, we have squads, we have staff and soon, we’ll have a new full-time Emergency Medical Service in Switzerland County.
In February, the Switzerland County Commissioners, along with EMS Director Nadine Swift named the new service “Switzerland County Emergency Response” or SCER for short. Commissioner Josh South said over a dozen names were submitted, and that one seemed to fit the best with the vision of the new county-owned EMS.
The license was submitted and, according to a report, should be coming soon.
Director Nadine Swift and a hiring committee recommended a list of 17 names to the commissioners for the hiring process and they were approved by the board.
Full time employees will include: Director Nadine Swift who is a paramedic, along with Paramedics Ryan Everman and Zachary Brogan. Advanced EMT’s Glenn Scott and Terri Grove and EMT Eric Tuemler.
Part-time employees will include: Paramedics Renda Mills, Scott Stevens, Joe Lamar and James Myers. Emt’s Jeff Darling, Josh Claypool, Scott Reed and Josh Lathery.
And, PRN staff (as needed) will include EMT’s Colin English, Cody McNeely and Whitney Williams.
There’s still no word on where the new EMS will be housed, but several options are being explored.
Director Swift is still hoping to have the service up and running by the start of April.