Medley earns

Richard Medley, (third from left) paramedic instructor and coordinator with Lincoln Health System, is the 2018 recipient of the South Central EMS Directors’ Association (SCEMSDA) Educator Award. Pictured with him are (from left) Richard Wright, director of the Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance Service (LMCAS); Chad Brown, LMCAS assistant director and SCEMSDA president-elect; Brett Young, Bedford County EMS assistant director and SCEMSDA president; and Greg Eaton, Wayne County EMS director and SCEMSDA treasurer.

Richard Medley, paramedic instructor and coordinator with the Lincoln Health System, was presented the South Central EMS Directors’ Association Educator Award during the association’s recent conference.

Medley began his career at Coffee County EMS and Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance Service. He has since worked his way up, serving in many capacities within the EMS system in the region over the last 31 years.

In addition, he began teaching in 1997 for Motlow State Community College and has gone on to become instrumental in the development of many current emergency medical technicians (EMT’s) and paramedics across the region.

Medley is currently working as the service educator for both Moore County Emergency Management Service and the Lincoln Medical Center Ambulance Service. He provides training to meet all the educational needs for these services and plays a key part in training and mentoring staff to meet today’s demanding prehospital environment. He also works as a PRN paramedic and educator for the local EMS, while also working full time in the Lincoln Medical Center emergency room.

The South Central EMS Directors’ Association is a network collaboration of emergency management service providers in Southern Middle Tennessee, each of whom are committing to sharing information and resources in an effort to improvement EMS system delivery in the region and state.

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