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Rutherford County EMS Moves to 24/72 Shifts for Employees to Promote Better Work-Life Balance.

EMS is not a regular 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.. Our 24 hours on and 72 hours off shifts allows our personnel to effectively balance their work/life responsibilities. At RCEMS, our employees and their families are extremely important and we want to make sure we’re taking care of their wellbeing.

We want to ensure that we are providing them with benefits that positively impact their careers and families respectively.

With EMS departments all across the country experiencing a shortage of personnel and qualified or even interested applicants, RCEMS staff knows the 24/72 shifts, along with the long list of additional benefits, will draw a diverse group of qualified candidates to serve Rutherford County.

In addition to the 24/72 shifts, we provide our personnel with excellent benefits including insurance and retirement, adequate personal time off, and multiple opportunities for advancement. 

The department recently issued a recruitment video in an effort to attract new candidates as well. View here:

AEMT and Paramedic position openings. 




There was a data breach on May 31, 2023 and in the month of June 2023 that may potentially affect Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services customers. 

You can find more information about the event and how you can protect your personal information at .  You may also contact the toll-free call center, which is dedicated to responding to inquiries about this incident at (833) 318-2801, reference code B100189.

Individual notices are being mailed to all affected individuals.






Rutherford County Paramedic Receives 2023 Paramedic of the Year

Rutherford County - TN (November 17, 2023) Rutherford County Paramedic Daniel Klintworth was awarded the 2023 Paramedic of the Year Award through the Noon Exchange Club Wednesday.

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service Director Brian Gaither described the incidents that warranted the award.

Over the past four months, Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service was dispatched to multiple medical emergencies.     

During that time, Paramedic Daniel Klintworth responded to two cardiac arrest incidents resulting in saving the patients’ lives.  

In one incident in June, the patient was revived and Klintworth recognized a myocardial infarction and treated the patient appropriately on the scene.  The patient was discharged from the hospital with no neurological defects or residual issues. 

The second incident was in July when severe anaphylaxis caused a patient to deteriorate and go into cardiac arrest.  Klintworth simultaneously treated anaphylaxis and cardiac arrest.  He recognized both fatal issues and corrected them.  

Gaither said, “Many paramedics never see these types of emergencies in their entire career.  It’s unusual for Klintworth to have experienced two of these events in such a short amount of time.” 

One of Klintworth’s supervisors said he has a great attitude, is always willing to learn, provides thorough documentation and is willing to jump in and help with anything he is asked to do. 

Reflecting on the award Klintworth said, “My parents were nurses, and my uncle was a respiratory therapist, so I wanted to be the first to go into the paramedics industry.  I’m in complete shock still with getting the award recognition. I come in and I don’t feel like I do anything special. I just come in and do my job and it’s the added benefit of being able to help people and help somebody out in time of need.”

More information regarding the EMS department can be found at


Paramedic of the Year


(L-R) Rutherford County EMS Commander Doug Leverette, Rutherford County EMS Assistant Director Steve Hart, Kali Klintworth, Rutherford County Paramedic Daniel Klintworth, Rutherford County EMS Director Brian Gaither



Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service (RCEMS) had eight employees complete paramedic training and receive certification.  

RCEMS Director Brian Gaither said, “I am extremely proud of each one of these employees for earning their paramedic certification. They have worked extremely hard over the past year to complete their paramedic training while maintaining their full-time job. Each one of these individuals is an asset to Rutherford County EMS and the citizens they serve.”  

The paramedic training curriculum consists of both classroom and clinical training at hospitals and ambulance services. A paramedic student studies anatomy and physiology, as well as courses such as advanced cardiac life support, advanced pediatric life support, and pre-hospital trauma life support. The duration of the program is 12 months.  Participants attend school two to three days a week and are required to complete 600 clinical hours during the year. 

RCEMS provides services for the entire county encompassing 624 square miles.

More information regarding RCEMS can be found at and


From left to right: Blake Hutchins 3/22/2021, Tim Lavier 9/13/2022, Beau Williams 8/18/2021, Cyara Ward 2/15/2022, Aubrey Lukis 1/8/2019, Marshall Wingerter 7/12/2021

Not pictured: Daphne Crenshaw 6/20/2019, Ruth Ann Johnson 12/12/2017