Some former Church Hill EMS workers get Hawkins Co. EMS jobs

HAWKINS COUNTY – Some former emergency medical service employees of Church Hill EMS are now employed by Hawkins County EMS.

Hawkins County EMS hired them Thursday.

Church Hill EMS shut down due to financial concerns. Hawkins County EMS agreed to cover the area once served by Church Hill EMS.

Thursday, Hawkins County EMS agreed to hire 20 former Church Hill EMS workers on a part-time basis.

Those first responders will serve the Church Hill, Surgoinsville and Mt. Carmel areas.

The Hawkins County EMS director said the new hires will cost the county about $23,000 every two weeks.

“There is a lot of information we need to gather, such as the finances of Hawkins County EMS, who has requested to assume the duties of the whole county, so we need to meet with them and assure they are financially capable,” said Stacy Vaughan, Public Safety Committee Chairman of Hawkins County Commission.

That meeting will take place next Friday. Hawkins County says it will employ the former Church Hill EMS personnel for 30 to 60 days.

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