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Evans named top paramedic
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Upper Cumberland EMS Directors Association has named Bridget Evans its 2018 Paramedic of the Year for Region 4. The distinction comes after eight years working at Warren County EMS. Evans is a critical care paramedic. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Warren County EMS medic Bridget Evans has been named Paramedic of the Year by the Upper Cumberland EMS Directors Association.

“I am honored and very humbled,” said Evans. “We have a lot of good paramedics in Tennessee. Warren County is blessed with them. Any one of them would have deserved this award. It was a shock to me that I received it.”

She is a critical care paramedic and has been with the department full time since May 2011.

“My mother was involved in a bad motor vehicle wreck when I was 16 years old,” said Evans. “She had to be airlifted. A paramedic, not a doctor, saved her life. That is why I initially wanted to go into this field. I spent 10 years in law enforcement. I decided this is where I needed to be. This is far more rewarding.”

The Upper Cumberland EMS Directors Association is composed of 14 counties and has 17 voting members, the 14 county EMS directors and three air medical base managers.

Warren County EMS director Preston Denney characterizes Evans as a credit to the department.

“Bridget deserves this award,” said Denney. “She has a passion to help people and that makes her a very good critical care medic and a credit to the department.”

The award was presented during the Upper Cumberland EMS Directors Associations fall symposium in Cookeville. Evans won for Region 4.