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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 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