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Putnam County EMS (TN)

Putnam County EMS (TN) Putnam County, Tennessee's only Emergency Medical Service provider. *This Page Is Not Monitored 24/7*

Putnam County Emergency Medical Services is the EMS agency serving Cookeville, Algood, Baxter, Monterey and the citizens of Putnam County, Tennessee. *This page is not monitored 24/7* If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

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As most everyone has heard, 24 year old Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills suffered a sudden cardiac arrest following a t...
01/04/2023

As most everyone has heard, 24 year old Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills suffered a sudden cardiac arrest following a tackle against Bengals wide receiver during Monday night’s game. This was a tragic and surprising event for everyone watching the game. His family reported yesterday that his condition is improving which was a relief to all. This outcome could have been very very different if it were not for the quick initiation of CPR and early defibrillation by his coaches, trainers, and first responders.

This is one of many instances that have proven what a difference early CPR and defibrillation can make in someone’s outcome following cardiac arrest. CPR is not something you will ever do on yourself, it is something you learn to help your friends, family, coworkers, or teammates. It can truly save a life!

We encourage everyone who has the opportunity to take a class to please do so. If you do not have access to a class or just want to refresh yourself on it, we would like to extend an invite to an open class we will be hosting at Putnam County EMS on January 28th from 2-3pm or 4-5pm. Please note, this will be an educational “friends & family” course and does not include a CPR card. We encourage you to come spend an hour with us and learn how to perform CPR and use an AED (automated external defibrillator). We hope this is a skill you never need to use, but we want our community to be prepared in case you ever need it!

Click the link below to sign up

https://uc.readyop.com/fs/4czR/c8fe2f28

12/31/2022

Happy New Year!!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!! We hope today is filled with peace and joy! 🎄A special thank you to those worki...
12/25/2022

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas!! We hope today is filled with peace and joy! 🎄

A special thank you to those working today instead of spending time with their families. We appreciate you and hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!

We would like to congratulate our three newest Critical Care Paramedics on all passing their state licensing exam!! Thes...
12/22/2022

We would like to congratulate our three newest Critical Care Paramedics on all passing their state licensing exam!! These three have successfully completed the most recent course offered through Cookeville Regional Medical Center to further their level of licensure to provide advanced care to the citizens of Putnam County. Congratulations Evan, Kasey, and Jessica!!

We would like to congratulate these PCEMS EMT students for a huge accomplishment! They have passed both their final exam...
12/15/2022

We would like to congratulate these PCEMS EMT students for a huge accomplishment! They have passed both their final exam and the practical exam! Congratulations to all for all your hard work during this class and reaching this milestone! We would like to wish you all the best of luck with your NREMT written exam that is coming up as well!

Our next class will be an AEMT class in February. For more information on this, please contact Training Major Price at 931-525-2121.

We have a history of working with the Putnam County School System in training their staff and students in layperson life...
12/09/2022

We have a history of working with the Putnam County School System in training their staff and students in layperson lifesaving care. This morning, we went to Avery Trace Middle School and conducted a basic CPR and AED class as well as helping educate the students in basic anatomy of the heart and lungs. We believe that by making this training more available, more students and families will be able to help save lives.

12/02/2022

***MISSING PERSON***

On December 1, 2022, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for Perry Isaac Bowman, age 35, a resident of Baxter, TN, who was reported missing on December 1, 2022, by a family member.
Mr. Bowman is a white male. He is approximately 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and approximately 175 pounds.
Mr. Bowman was last seen by his family on September 23, 2022. He has ties in Putnam, Jackson, and Cumberland Counties.
If you know anything about Perry Isaac Bowman’s whereabouts or have any information to assist in locating him, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office or Detective Sergeant Adrienne McCurry at 931-528-8484.

11/29/2022

🔔MISSING JUVINILE🔔

At approximately 8 am on November 26, 2022, Landon Flatt, 17 years of age, was reported missing from his parents’ residence on Oak Lane in Putnam County. Flatt is 6’3” and approximately 140lbs with blonde hair and hazel color eyes. Flatt left the residence on foot and was wearing a black color NASA hoodie and ripped black jeans. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office is need assisting in locating this juvenile immediately.
If anyone has seen or talked to Landon Flatt within the last 24 hours, please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 931.528.8484

We are pleased to announce the winner of the November IMPACT award! CCP Justin Remillard was nominated for continuing to...
11/29/2022

We are pleased to announce the winner of the November IMPACT award! CCP Justin Remillard was nominated for continuing to go above and beyond, and we are pleased to present him with this award! Congratulations Justin, and thank you for continuing to make an impact for our community!

Today we had the honor to go to Sycamore Church of Christ to meet with K-12 homeschooled children from both Putnam Count...
11/28/2022

Today we had the honor to go to Sycamore Church of Christ to meet with K-12 homeschooled children from both Putnam County and Jackson County. We, along with Cookeville Fire Department, Putnam County Rescue Squad, and Putnam County 911 - TN, had the privilege to speak to the children about the 911 system and the roles that each organization has. We would like to thank this wonderful group for a great day that we all had!

11/24/2022
On the evening of Thursday, 11/17/2022, we were honored to promote three of our employees and have a retirement ceremony...
11/19/2022

On the evening of Thursday, 11/17/2022, we were honored to promote three of our employees and have a retirement ceremony for Major Danny Heady.

Major Heady retired after 42 years of service in EMS, 39 of those being with Putnam County EMS. We would like to thank him for his service to our county and for the impact he has made that will last for many years to come.

We would like to congratulate our employees that were promoted. CCP Tiffany Smith was promoted to Lieutenant. CCP Jonathan Mabe was promoted from Lieutenant to D shift Captain. CCP Johnny Bowman was promoted from Captain to Administrative Major.

We would like to thank Randy Porter, Mayor - Putnam County, Tennessee, Senator Paul Bailey, and assistant medical director Dr. Case for coming and speaking at Major Heady's retirement ceremony as well!

Please join us in congratulating these individuals in their continued dedication to our community, and wishing Major Heady a well deserved happy retirement!!

** Traffic alert for tomorrow 11/09/2022 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm **
11/09/2022

** Traffic alert for tomorrow 11/09/2022 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm **

⚠️ Putnam County ⚠️

⏰ Tomorrow from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm CT

📍I-40 from MM 267.2 to MM 287

🚧 Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction for a rolling pavement patching operation

🚙 Motorists should be alert when traveling through this area & expect delays

🛣 Plan ahead!

Working in Emergency Medical Services is a very rewarding but also occasionally very stressful job. It is always quite a...
11/04/2022

Working in Emergency Medical Services is a very rewarding but also occasionally very stressful job. It is always quite a milestone to have someone retire from this career, but often unheard of to have someone retire after 42 years of service! After doing just that, our very own Major Danny Heady will be officially retiring on November 17th, 2022.

Danny began his career with PCEMS on June 23, 1983, as an Emergency Medical Technician and then later went to Paramedic school in 1990. Since that time, Major Danny Heady served as a phenomenal practitioner, a very highly regarded supervisor, and then promoted to his most recent position as a Major.

During his career in EMS and specifically with PCEMS, Danny has impacted countless lives as a Paramedic, a mentor, and a friend. We will miss him greatly at our service, but we are also very thankful for the lasting legacy he has left on our service and our community. To celebrate his career, we will be hosting a retirement ceremony for Danny at PCEMS in the Education Room on November 17th. We would love to have anyone who has formerly worked with Danny or been impacted by his career to join us for this momentous occasion! Please PM for more details or if you have any memories and stories you would like to share!

Yesterday part of the EMS PIO team had the privilage of talking to the TN Tech ChemMed Club. This club is for pre-profes...
11/02/2022

Yesterday part of the EMS PIO team had the privilage of talking to the TN Tech ChemMed Club.

This club is for pre-professional students who want to pursue careers within healthcare fields such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, and physician assistant. They invite healthcare professionals to speak/present to them at each of their meetings to give them insight into different fields.

We are pleased to announce the winner of the October IMPACT award! Paramedic Bobby Boles was nominated for going above a...
11/01/2022

We are pleased to announce the winner of the October IMPACT award! Paramedic Bobby Boles was nominated for going above and beyond, and we are pleased to present him with this award! Congratulations Bobby, and thank you for continuing to make an impact for our community!

Today is National First Responder’s day. Join us in thanking our EMS crews along with law enforcement, fire, and rescue ...
10/28/2022

Today is National First Responder’s day. Join us in thanking our EMS crews along with law enforcement, fire, and rescue for their dedication to helping our community!!

10/27/2022

*******ALERT*******
MISSING JUVENILE

At approximately 7 pm on October 26th 2022 Olivia Daryl Taylor, 15 years of age, was reported missing by her parents at their Putman County residence. Putnam County Sheriff’s Office need assisting in locating this child immediately.

If anyone has seen or talked to Olivia Daryl Taylor within the last 24 hours please contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office immediately at 931.528.8484

We are pleased to announce our winners for the IMPACT award for September, Captain Kim Dyer & Paramedic Zach Crandall! T...
09/28/2022

We are pleased to announce our winners for the IMPACT award for September, Captain Kim Dyer & Paramedic Zach Crandall! These two were nominated as a crew for going above and beyond in the treatment of a patient and their family. Congratulations & thank you for all you do for our community!

It is ! Finding the right seat and ensuring the correct fit for your child is one of the most important decisions you ca...
09/22/2022

It is ! Finding the right seat and ensuring the correct fit for your child is one of the most important decisions you can make as a parent. 🚨

We have Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who are extensively trained to help you make sure your child is riding safely. We will have a car seat safety checkpoint set up this Saturday 9/24 at the Emergency Preparedness Expo at LifeChurch! If you are unable to make it to this event, we also offer free car seat checks by appointment for our community. Call (931)528-1555 to schedule your appointment.

You can also visit NHTSA for more info!

Come join us for the Emergency Preparedness Expo! Mark your calendars for this community event being held at Life Church...
09/14/2022

Come join us for the Emergency Preparedness Expo! Mark your calendars for this community event being held at Life Church on September 24th.

We would like to say congratulations to Major Danny Heady on being presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for 42 years o...
09/13/2022

We would like to say congratulations to Major Danny Heady on being presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for 42 years of service in EMS! He was recognized for his accomplishment and presented with this award on September 9th by Senator Becky Massey and Governor Bill Lee. Major Heady is a wonderful asset to our service and has undoubtedly greatly impacted many other responders during his 42 years in EMS. We are very proud of him for such an outstanding accomplishment and grateful to have him as a crucial part of our team at PCEMS!

In EMS, one of the challenges our crews often face is the ability to safely move patients up stairs. Thanks to an AFG gr...
09/08/2022

In EMS, one of the challenges our crews often face is the ability to safely move patients up stairs. Thanks to an AFG grant, we were able to obtain a way to do just that! Following training on the equipment today with our Chief volunteering as the test subject, we will be deploying new electric Ferno stair chairs on our units. We currently have 8 chairs that are being placed on our ambulances with 4 more on order due to a supply delay. We are very thankful to have these and feel they will make transferring patients up and down stairs much safer and effective for our patients and our crews!

EMT SIMPSON NOMINATED FOR IMPACT AWARDJessica Simpson, EMT-B, nominated for IMPACT award for outstanding performance. Th...
08/31/2022

EMT SIMPSON NOMINATED FOR IMPACT AWARD

Jessica Simpson, EMT-B, nominated for IMPACT award for outstanding performance.

The IMPACT award is given out once a month to employees who go above and beyond the job description. We want to recognize those individual(s) or crew(s) who show Integrity, Motivation, Professionalism, Ambition, Compassion, and Teamwork. We especially want to highlight those that go above and beyond the call of duty.

Jessica was nominated by her peers and supervisor for her outstanding performance at work, always showing up on time, willingness to jump in and help without prompt, and ability to keep and maintain a clean truck.

If you or someone you know would like to submit an individual(s) or crew(s) who go above and beyond, please email [email protected].

We would like to take a minute out of the day to recognize two outstanding employees for their act of service. Patrick M...
08/31/2022

We would like to take a minute out of the day to recognize two outstanding employees for their act of service. Patrick Matthews and Tony Waters, both Critical Care Paramedics, answered a call of an unresponsive patient. With their diligent work, this amazing crew was able to regain a pulse on the patient, and made a recovery. The patient had custom knives made for their hard work and dedication. Great job guys!

Congratulations on a job well done to the wonderful men and women of Putnam County 911 - TN who answer theses calls each...
08/27/2022

Congratulations on a job well done to the wonderful men and women of Putnam County 911 - TN who answer theses calls each and every day!

Congratulations to 911 Director Penny Foister and all our 911 dispatchers for the great job they do. Stats revealed today show they have a faster answer rate than most other 911 Centers across the country. The national average is 10.1 seconds to answer a 911 call, while Putnam's is only 3.1 seconds. Our 911 Center has answered over 44,000 emergency 911 calls since January 1st. Great job everyone!!

Our prayers go out to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department regarding yesterday’s trag...
08/24/2022

Our prayers go out to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department regarding yesterday’s tragic incident. Please join us in remembering and praying for their families as well as their work families.

We would like to congratulate the graduates of our team and the other Upper Cumberland agencies who have chosen to furth...
08/19/2022

We would like to congratulate the graduates of our team and the other Upper Cumberland agencies who have chosen to further their education! Last night, the Upper Cumberland Ems Directors sponsored a graduation for the Upper Cumberland EMS providers who have recently graduated Paramedic school, Critical Care Paramedic school, and Community Paramedic school. Please join us in congratulating these providers for a job well done and thanking them for choosing to further their education, which greatly improves the care that is provided for our communities! The link at the bottom will bring you to more pictures of the graduation ceremony.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1tSwYnHj9YqH_pJ6nrzPXfD6efhYMfPmc?usp=sharing

We would like to say a huge thank you to Outback Steakhouse, Proprietor Jonathan Downs, and his amazing crew for providi...
08/19/2022

We would like to say a huge thank you to Outback Steakhouse, Proprietor Jonathan Downs, and his amazing crew for providing lunch for our crews and the Putnam County 911 - TN crews today! It is greatly appreciated!

These 2 sweet little guys set up a stand in Baxter to sell some delicious lemonade today. When they first set it up, the...
08/13/2022

These 2 sweet little guys set up a stand in Baxter to sell some delicious lemonade today. When they first set it up, they had requested if any first responders were available to stop by and see them to please do so. So, of course our Baxter EMS crew alongside Baxter Fire Department-TN, Putnam County Fire Department, & Baxter Police Department-TN wanted to go try out some of their lemonade! Not only was it wonderful lemonade, it was also a great time getting to spend visit with this family. The boys told us they were raising money for 2 reasons- one wanted an iPhone and the other wanted to give money to the homeless.. so sweet!! We hope these little entrepreneurs had a successful lemonade stand today & would like to thank you again for inviting us!

On Tuesday, the Putnam County Agricultural & Industrial Fair hosted over 400 special needs children and support staff fr...
08/12/2022

On Tuesday, the Putnam County Agricultural & Industrial Fair hosted over 400 special needs children and support staff from Putnam County Schools (TN) School System. This was such a fun day and we were honored to be able to attend alongside members of Cookeville Police Department, Cookeville Fire Department, Putnam County Fire Department, and Putnam County TN Sheriff's Office - Eddie Farris, Sheriff to spend time with these wonderful kids and give them the chance to ride some of the rides with their local heroes!

2022 Back-to-School Bash!
08/02/2022

2022 Back-to-School Bash!

07/28/2022

A strong thunderstorm will impact Southeast Putnam County until 6:15pm. Wind gusts 30mph with 0.5” hail.

Here at Putnam County EMS, we are extremely lucky to employ some of the best EMTs and Paramedics there are. We recently ...
07/27/2022

Here at Putnam County EMS, we are extremely lucky to employ some of the best EMTs and Paramedics there are. We recently decided to try and find a way to highlight those who go above and beyond the call of duty and truly make a difference in the lives of their patients and those around them. We developed a monthly award termed the IMPACT Award to highlight those individuals who exemplify Integrity, Motivation, Professionalism, Ambition, Compassion, and Teamwork.

We would like to say a very special congratulations to our first recipient of this award, Ms Lillian Stewart!! She is extremely deserving of this award and a wonderful asset to our team!

It’s always rewarding and so much fun when we get to spend time talking to groups of kids in our community. Last week we...
07/27/2022

It’s always rewarding and so much fun when we get to spend time talking to groups of kids in our community. Last week we were able be a part of the YMCA summer camp and talk to the campers about what we do and show them around our ambulances. Last night, we attended Cane Creek Elementary & Park View Elementary School’s back-to-school bashes and had a wonderful time! Looking forward to several more community events we have coming up as well!!

We had such a fun time today at Wright’s Chapel speaking with the kids and their parents! Thank you for having us!!
07/16/2022

We had such a fun time today at Wright’s Chapel speaking with the kids and their parents! Thank you for having us!!

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our most recent EMT-Basic course for completing their course on Tuesday a...
07/15/2022

We would like to say a huge congratulations to our most recent EMT-Basic course for completing their course on Tuesday and attaining a 100% pass rate on National Registry!!! We would also like to say thank you to their fantastic instructors for the hard work and dedication they put in to help teach and train these newly licensed EMTs!!

If you want to be a part of our next class, there’s still 10 days left to get your application in! Don’t forget, deadline is July 25th at 4pm. Call Billy Price today to reserve your spot! (931)525-2121

Let the freedom fought for us by the heroes of this country never be in vain. Let us all work hand in hand to protect it...
07/04/2022

Let the freedom fought for us by the heroes of this country never be in vain. Let us all work hand in hand to protect it.

God bless America and happy 4th of July to all the beautiful people in this country!

Photos from Putnam County Emergency Management Agency's post
06/16/2022

Photos from Putnam County Emergency Management Agency's post

Looking for a new career but wondering where to start?!?Becoming an EMT Basic is the first step into the exciting and re...
06/14/2022

Looking for a new career but wondering where to start?!?

Becoming an EMT Basic is the first step into the exciting and rewarding career of EMS!! For the first time ever, we will be offering a *FREE* EMT Basic course beginning August 8, 2022. Don't miss your opportunity for securing a spot in this class!

Application deadline is July 25, 2022 at 4pm with interviews and agility test to be held August 1.

We know life can be hectic and sometimes traditional class schedules aren't always feasible when looking to start a new career.. our classes are held in the evening from 6-9pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday! The course is taught by state licensed, experienced instructors with new training equipment. Clinical time is completed at a busy ALS service to allow for endless learning opportunities from highly trained, competent preceptors.

During this class, you will learn the basic skills necessary to accurately assess and treat sick and injured patients in the pre-hospital setting. Among these skills, you will learn assessment skills, triage, bandaging, splinting, driving an ambulance, oxygen delivery devices, EMS operations, childbirth, medications, and much more pertinent information needed to perform your new career and obtain your license!

Call Billy Price, PCEMS Training Major, today for more information and to secure your spot in this course!
Direct line: (931)525-2121
Email: [email protected]

Address

700 County Services Drive
Cookeville, TN
38501

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 11am
12pm - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 11am
12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 11am
12pm - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 11am
12pm - 4pm
Friday 8am - 11am
12pm - 4pm

Telephone

+19315281555

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The First Responder Alpha Games
Grab 4 other departmental friends and compete in anything from CrossFit to Co****le for trophies.

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Information and registration forms are attached.
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Carlen Drive Station 2001.
This should be our next purchase for the service. Think of the speed on this baby!
Putnam EMS picnic 2019
Putnam EMS picnic 2019
Congratulations to Paramedic Lisa Langford for receiving the Diamond Award at this year's 50th Anniversary of the Tennessee Highway Safety Office Pre-Conference. Congrats Lisa!
Amanda disappeared from Baxter, TN,
Between August 21-September 11, 2015.
She is 5’04” & 140 lbs.
with BROWN eyes & BROWN hair
CASE# 17-01200009, NamUs# 34155
If you have any information or know ANYTHING call
Putnam County Sheriff Department
931-528-8484
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