Director Robert Early said the Redmond unit was recognized for its teamwork across Floyd, Polk and Chattooga counties, as well as more than 12,000 hours worth of community service.
“We have done so much CPR, First Aid and first responder classes,” Early said. “We’ve expanded in 2009 with Polk, and 2011 with Chattooga, so our service has been exponentially increasing. They recognized the efficiency in making those mergers happen.”
The Redmond EMS runs 16 ambulances a day across the three counties. The service also runs another three non-emergency transit trucks through the week.
The number of employees has grown from 35 in 2009 to 140 employees, both clinical and non-clinical.
“It’s organized chaos,” Early said. “The way we’ve got the organization set up is one of the things that helped us, too.”
They were honored in a banquet Thursday night.