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Salter is named Region 8 EMT of the year

EMT OF THE YEAR for Region 8 Kerrie N. Salter is presented a proclamation in her honor by Grady County Commission Chairman Charles Norton Tuesday. Looking on are, l-r, Vice Chairman Elwyn Childs, Commissioner T.D. David, EMS Director Billy Rathel, Salter, Norton, Commissioner Billy Potevint, and Commissioner Al Ball.

From the 27 counties that make up District 8 of Georgia Association of Emergency Medical Services, only one Emergency Medical Service Technician, Cardiac Technician or Paramedic is named EMT of the Year, and for 2011 the winner is from right here in Grady County.
Tuesday morning, the Grady County Commission recognized Grady EMS Shift Supervisor Kerrie N. Salter for recently being named EMT of the Year for District 8. Ms. Salter was nominated for this honor by Grady EMS Director Billy Rathel.
“Kerrie teaches many of our first responder classes and she works hard to make sure our first responders are properly trained and certified. She has good rapport with the first responders as well as excellent relationships with our local emergency room doctors. She offers excellent patient care and, as a culmination of all of her work, I nominated her for this honor,” EMS Director Rathel said.
“We are real proud of her,” he added.
County commissioners were also pleased with the news and offered Ms. Salter personal congratulations during Tuesday’s board meeting.
The EMT of the Year Award is presented each year to a deserving candidate who has contributed significantly to EMS at the community, regional or state level.
The proclamation presented to Ms. Salter, an 8-year veteran of the Grady County EMS, stated “Ms. Salter’s dedication and work ethic for the people of Grady County are greatly appreciated.”

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