Rhea County EMT wins our First Responder of the Month

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – One thing First responders learn early-on is that they will help people who never know their names and some, who will always be grateful to them.

Paramedic Scott Bishop of Rhea county doesn’t know who nominated him, but he’s our
first responder of the month.

Scott Bishop has been with the Rhea county EMS for 6 years.

Like his colleagues he responds as quickly as possible to save lives and rush citizens to get medical care.

He’s worked with Randi Chambers for several years now, and it’s a well-trained and effective team.

“When you work that closely with somebody you don’t even have to talk hardly on calls, we get up on a scene and nobody has to say anything he knows exactly what I need and does everything without any kind of direction anymore, we don’t have to say anything anymore.”

We got Scott’s name from a Rhea county citizen who didn’t want to be identified.

But here’s what she said:

“He was an angel in uniform for my family in a great time of need when dealing with my mother. If you ever need an ambulance you’ll be lucky if he is the one to show up.”

Scott Bishop says “When I first started EMS, there was an instance on the interstate, and I was able to save a lady from a burning vehicle, and she was able to come back and meet up with me and we talked and stuff and it was great just to see her doing well.”

His supervisor, Lt. April Miller says “It’s an honor. Scott does an excellent job for us so it’s nice to have somebody get some recognition.”

Bishop adds “One minute we could be taking someone to the nursing home as a discharge, and the next time we’re in the ditch doing CPR, so getting any kind of ‘thank you’ like I said earlier, is a very big honor.”

Scott Bishop is one of 24 members of the Rhea County EMS and one who has made an impression on many of the people he serves daily.

We’re pleased to name him our First Responder of the month.

JAMES WETTERMARK , WETTERMARK KEITH “At Wettermark Keith, we are so proud of this month’s first responders winner, but we are also proud of the hundreds of other, first responders who are out there working every day and every night to protect us and our families.”

Bill Mitchell….new 12 now.

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