Rutherford County TN



Organization Overview
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Mike Nunley, EMT-P, RN
Director of EMS

Randy White, CCEMT-P
Deputy Director of EMS

Joe Haffner, EMT-P
Deputy Director of EMS

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(615) 896-2520

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611 East Lytle Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
(615) 898-7790

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(615) 904-7533
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Organization Overview

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service is a county service which originated on October 15, 1972. Rutherford County EMS is the primary Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider for the County of Rutherford. EMS is funded by the property tax. Rutherford County EMS provides the citizens of Rutherford County with the following services:

Advanced Life Support
Dive Rescue/Recovery Medics
Hazardous Material/Weapons of Mass Destruction Medics
Public Event Medical Coverage
T.O.P.S. Medics
Bike Medics
Public Service and Education Medics
Special Rescue Operations Medics
911 Medical Communications/Dispatch
First Aid/CPR Instructors

Number of response units:

12 Ambulance stations
16 ALS Ambulances

29 ambulances
1 Special Operations Building
2 Dive Rescue/Swift Water boat
1 Special Rescue Units
1 Tactical Response Unit
6 4x4 ALS First Response Units

We have 13 ambulances operating on a standard 24 hour on and 48 hour off shift. We have an additional 3 ambulances operating on an alternate 12 hour shift.

Assistant Directors
Dwight Stone, EMT-P
Elaine Lowe, EMT-P
Lennie Fabian, EMT-P

Doug Leverette, EMT-P
Mike Jones, EMT-P
Carl Hudgens, EMT-P

EMS Operations consists of 16 transport units operated from 12 locations around the county. These ambulances are responsible for the primary 911 medical response twenty-four hours a day. EMS units are staffed with a minimum of one EMT-Paramedic and one Advanced EMT..

Each shift is assigned an Assistant Director and a Supervisor. The Assistant Directors are responsible for all daily operations of the shift and work twenty-four-hour shifts. They are part of the administrative staff and are also available to respond to calls in an ALS equipped 4x4 vehicles.

EMS Stations

Each of our stations are supervised by a Manager. Managers are in charge of personnel, personnel needs, supplies, in-services, employee health, human resources, run reports, continuous quality improvement, narcotics and paralytics, scheduling problems, and other needs as they arise.

Steve Hart, CCEMT-P
Brian Gaither, CCEMT-P
Nicole Reed, CCEMT-P
Price Justice, CCEMT-P
Billy Steagall, EMT-P
Travis Pitts, CCEMT-P
Scotty Blackburn, EMT-P
Keith Powell, CCEMT-P

Rutherford County EMS currently staffs one Inter-facility Transport Ambulance. They are on station for 24 hours every day. These units transport critically ill and injured patients to surrounding hospitals therefore keeping 911 ambulances inside the county to reduce response times. This program has helped to keep our response times down.