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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. 

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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.

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Jordan Jones

Assistant Director/Paramedic

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, and Supervisor in 2007. He has been married for 16 years and has two children. His family attends First Baptist Church in Fulton where he serves as Deacon and plays guitar. 

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Joe Smith

Lead Educator/ PT Paramedic

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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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Joseph Kimbrell

Supervisor/FT Paramedic

With 20 years of service overall, Kimbrell has served over half of those years with KenTenn. He works full-time as a Flight Paramedic for Air Evac #143 out of Troy, TN. Joseph enjoys spending his spare time hunting, fishing, and camping. Ultimately, he enjoys anything outdoors with family.

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Winston Stephens

Training Officer/FT Paramedic

Stephens has served all 14 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.

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FT Advanced EMT

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Joy Rose

FT Basic EMT

Joy recently began her career in EMS. She has worked 3 years in the field and with KenTenn. When reflecting on her job, she says, "I love what I do. It's the best job I've ever had."

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Stewart Whitman

FT Advanced EMT

Stewart is our longest serving employee in the bunch. With 34 years of experience as an EMT, he has faithfully given all 34 years of those to our local agency. His favorite hobbies include hunting and fishing!  

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Jonathan Castleman

PT Advanced EMT

Jonathan has served in the fire service since 2017. He graduated from Tennessee's Fire Academy in 2020 and KenTenn's EMT program in 2021 as an Advanced EMT by the end of the year. He currently works at Carroll County EMS and many other EMS agencies part time. He enjoys camping, hiking, and golf, along with spending time with family. 

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Ron Dilday

PT Advanced EMT

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Jason Arnold

PT Basic EMT

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Michael Reeves

PT Basic 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. 

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Daniel Swift

PT Basic EMT

Daniel has 5 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!!!

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Kevin Kelley

EMS Director/Paramedic

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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 since 2013.

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Ashley Fortner

Admin. Asst./Advanced EMT

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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 Chamber of Commerce, Food Pantry and Habitat for Humanity.

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Brad Buford

Supervisor/FT Paramedic

Brad has 21 years of overall EMS experience, 11 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. 

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Teresa Amberg

FT Basic EMT

Teresa has 11 years experience as an EMT working with the local agency. She has also been involved with both Hickman Fire and Fulton Co. Rescue Squad for 13 years. She spends her spare time playing with grandkids and camping. She also enjoys sports and concerts! 

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Chris Bradshaw

FT Advanced EMT

Chris started in the EMS field in 2019 when he joined the Fulton County Rescue Squad and Cayce Fire Department (now known as Fulton County Fire/Rescue). He was part of the inaugural EMT class facilitated by KenTenn EMS in 2020 and now volunteers in his community as a First Responder. Chris has been married to his best friend for 13 years and they have 5 children together. He also enjoys volunteering as a children's minister at his church. 

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Derek Johnson

FT Advanced EMT

Derek has been in the field of EMS for 11 years, serving all 11 years with our local agency. He is also a volunteer firefighter with the Water Valley Fire Department. 

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Amy Vanvalkenburg

FT 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. 

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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. 

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Abby Cox

PT Basic EMT

Abby recently began her career in EMS by graduating the Fall 21' KTEMS EMT Basic Class. She is now enrolled in the Advanced EMT program. She plans to continue furthering her education by becoming a Paramedic one day. Two of her favorite hobbies include fishing and playing soccer. 

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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 16 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. 

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Adam Lyons

PT Advanced EMT

Adam has 24 years of experience in emergency medical services. He has served 19 years with local EMS agencies. 

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Donny Robinson II

PT Paramedic

Donny has 10 years of overall experience in EMS, and has worked the last two years with KenTenn EMS. Something cool about Donny is that he has ridden a motorcycle at 180 miles per hour!

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Chuck Taylor

PT Basic EMT

Chuck has been involved with Fire/EMS for 6 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.