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Meet the diverse group of men and women who make up the staff of KenTenn EMS. These are the friendly faces who are here to serve you in time of need. 


James Fisette, MD

Medical Director

A local graduate of Fulton City High School, Fisette has served in multiple facets of EMS since 2004. Beginning his career with Fire and EMS, he has served as KenTenn EMS Medical Director since 2017, and 911 Dispatch Medical Director since 2019. His favorite thing about his career is giving back to the community and passing on the knowledge he has learned throughout his training.


Kevin Kelley


Kevin began his career as an EMT in 1995, then received his Paramedic license in 1998. In the past, he has worked for Gibson, Weakley, and Henry County ambulance services. For nearly 10 years, Kevin worked as a Flight Paramedic for Air Evac Lifeteam. He has served as Director of EMS for KenTenn from 2013-2022.


Joe Smith

Ed. Coordinator/ Paramedic

Joe has been in the field of EMS for 11 years, working part-time for KenTenn EMS for three years prior to becoming our Training Officer at the end of 2020. Previously, Smith worked for Martin Fire Department for 10 years. Joe also serves as a lead instructor for the EMT/First Responder Program.

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Winston Stephens

Training Officer/FT Paramedic

Stephens has served all 16 years of his EMS career locally, with Twin Cities and KenTenn EMS. Winston also serves as the Chief of the Water Valley Volunteer Fire Department.


Teresa Amberg

FT Basic EMT

Teresa has 13 years of experience as an EMT working with the local agency. She has also been involved with both Hickman Fire and Fulton Co. Rescue Squad for 15 years. She spends her spare time playing with grandkids and camping. She also enjoys sports and concerts! 


Derek Johnson

FT Advanced EMT

Derek has been in the field of EMS for 13 years, serving all 13 years with our local agency. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Water Valley Fire Department. 


David Wilds

FT Advanced EMT

David has served with the Fire Department since 1998. He has been an EMT since 2009. He enjoys guns, collecting coins, and spending time with his family. More specifically, he likes listening to his children play and sing. 


Jonathan Castleman

PT Paramedic

Jonathan has served in the fire service since 2017. He graduated from TN Fire Academy in 2020 and KTEMS Academy in 2021 as an Advanced EMT. He currently works full time at Henry County EMS. Jonathan graduated Paramedic school at Jackson State Community College as Valedictorian. Jonathan is also involved in EMS education and enjoys teaching the next generation of pre-hospital providers. 


Amber Haynes

PT EMT Basic

Amber has always had a desire to work in EMS! She finally pursued that dream and graduated from the Spring 2022 EMT Basic class. She plans to take the upcoming Advanced EMT course in the Fall of 2023. Her ultimate goal is to be a Flight Paramedic. In her spare time, she enjoys finding new places to visit and trips to take with her children. Her life revolves around her kiddos and making memories! 


Adam Lyons

PT Advanced EMT

Adam has 26 years of experience in emergency medical services. He has served 21 years with local EMS agencies. 


Daniel Swift

PT Basic EMT

Daniel has 7 years of experience with EMS, serving that time with KenTenn. His favorite book is Michael Crichton's State of Fear. He believes everyone should read it. Daniel's favorite vacation spot to date is Hawaii, where he wishes he could be right now!!!


Amy Vanvalkenburg

PT Advanced EMT

Amy is a native to the South Fulton area. She has worked for the local ambulance service since October of 2012, serving as an Advanced EMT, working at the Hickman station. 


Jordan Jones


Jordan began his career in EMS as a volunteer firefighter at Fulton and South Fulton Fire Departments. He began full-time employment as an EMT in 2002 with our local agency. He became a Paramedic in 2005, a Supervisor in 2007, and then Director in 2022. He has been married for 18 years and has two children. His family attends First Baptist Church in Fulton where he serves as Deacon and plays guitar. 


Ashley Fortner

Office Mngr./Advanced EMT

Ashley began working with KenTenn EMS in April of 2020. She serves as the website administrator and oversees the community membership program. In her spare time, she enjoys being involved in her community through the Tourism Commission, Food Pantry and Habitat for Humanity.


Brad Buford

Supervisor/FT Paramedic

Brad has 23 years of overall EMS experience, 13 years working with our local agency. He is very active in his church and enjoys spending time with his family. Brad also does construction and remodeling jobs along side being a Paramedic. 


Chuck Taylor

FT Paramedic

Chuck has been involved with Fire/EMS for 8 years, starting with a local fire department. After graduating from the inaugural EMT Basic class facilitated by KenTenn EMS in 2020, he began working part time for KenTenn. He is also employed by the Mayfield Fire Department/Graves County Ambulance Service. In his free time, he enjoys barbecuing, gardening, and spending time with his wife and fur babies. 

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Abby Cox

FT Advanced EMT

Abby has been an employee of KenTenn EMS and in the emergency services field for nearly 3 years. She plans to become a Paramedic one day! Her favorite part of EMS is all the friends she's made since pursing this career path. When she's not a work, she's being bossed around by her one year old daughter. 


Stewart Whitman

FT Advanced EMT

Stewart is our longest serving employee in the bunch. With 36 years of experience as an EMT, he has faithfully given all 36 years of those to our local agency. His favorite hobbies include hunting and fishing!  


Chris Bradshaw

PT Advanced EMT

Chris started in the EMS field in 2019 when he joined the Fulton Co. Rescue Squad and Cayce Fire Department (n/k/a Fulton Co. Fire/Rescue). He was part of the inaugural EMT class facilitated by KenTenn EMS in 2020. Chris has been married to his best friend for 15 years and they have 5 children together. He also enjoys volunteering as a children's minister at his church. 


Deb Hartz

PT Advanced EMT

Deb has been in the Fire/EMS world "forever", as she says. In New York State, she served as a volunteer for 17 years, and has been local for the last 20+ years. She loves helping others, in one way or another.  Deb enjoys spending time with her 19 grandkids and 3 great grands. 


McKenzie Jordan

PT EMT Basic

Kenzie began her career in EMS in 2023. She is third generation First Responder. Kenzie joined KenTenn EMS part time in 2024 and is currently full time at West Tennessee Healthcare. Kenzie strives to serve her community in times of need. Her career goal is to become a Critical Care Paramedic in the future. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son. 


Michael Reeves

PT Advanced EMT

Michael began his adventure into the medical field in 2012 as an ER Volunteer. He worked as a lab assistant at Jackson Purchase Medical Center until joining the fire service at Union City Fire Dept. in December of 2020. He completed KTEMS Academy's EMT Basic Program at the end of 2021 and is currently in the Advanced Program. He plans to advance to Paramedic school in the Fall. 


Kenneth Walker

PT Basic EMT

Kenneth has been involved with the fire service since 2009. He has been with South Fulton Fire since 2013 where he currently serves as the Fire Chief. His EMS career picked up in 2018 when South Fulton Fire began assisting with medical calls. His favorite part about working in EMS is making a difference in the community. When not at work, Kenneth can be found with his family camping, riding horses, or out on his motorcycle.

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