Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services Promotes Three to Lieutenant

Aug 04, 2021 at 09:57 am by WGNS

Chris Reed, Joe Shannon, and Darryl White

Rutherford County, TN—Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services (RCEMS) promoted three to lieutenant this week.

RCEMS Director Carl Hudgens announced Monday that Chris Reed, Joe Shannon, and Darryl White were awarded three vacant lieutenant positions.

“I am very pleased to announce the promotion of these three gentlemen,” said Hudgens. “I am proud of the work they have done up to this point, and have no doubt that they will be a tremendous asset to their respective shifts in this capacity.”

Reed, who joined RCEMS in 2010 as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), has served as a relief supervisor for over two years. Prior to coming to Rutherford County, Reed spent time as an operations supervisor where he gained experience in EMS logistics and marketing. Reed will work in tandem with newly promoted Captain Mike Johnson to oversee RCEMS’s D-Shift upon its implementation in mid-September.

“I am excited about the new position,” Reed said. “I look forward to working with Mike Johnson to kick off the new D-Shift.”

Shannon began his career with RCEMS in 2013 as an EMT. During his time with RCEMS, he has worked diligently to gain experience in field training, field supervision, and fleet management and has served as a relief supervisor for the past few years. Shannon assumed his new role effective immediately on B-Shift.

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“I have been working on B-Shift for a while now, and I enjoy the people I work with,” said Shannon. “I look forward to serving alongside them in this new role.”

White, with RCEMS since 2007 when he hired on as an EMT, has served in many areas within the department. Most recently, he played a key role working with paramedic students, while acting as a relief supervisor when needed. White is assigned to C-Shift and will officially assume the role in the near future.

“I am honored to be chosen to serve in this new role,” said White, “and excited to be a part of RCEMS leadership moving forward.”

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron said, “I would like to personally congratulate these men on their accomplishment. Rutherford County is so fortunate to have experienced, skilled, and compassionate professionals who are dedicated to serving our community.”

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