2018-09-13 / Front Page

Duggan, Echols, Sprinkles join Wilkes EMS as licensed EMTs


Casey Sprinkles (l-r), Thomas Duggan, and Rebekah Echols are newly licensed EMT’s on full time duty with the Wilkes County EMS. Casey Sprinkles (l-r), Thomas Duggan, and Rebekah Echols are newly licensed EMT’s on full time duty with the Wilkes County EMS. Three newly certified paramedics have joined the Wilkes County EMS in full-time positions after completing the National Registry Exam and receiving their Georgia licenses. All three are 2018 graduates of Athens Technical College. They are Thomas Duggan, Rebekah Echols, and Casey Sprinkles and all three reside in Washington.

“Adding more paramedics to our service always ensures that our community receives the highest level of care at all times,” EMS Director Blake Thompson said. “We are proud of their accomplishments and hard work and look forward to seeing their careers take off.”

Duggan is a native of Washington with six years of EMS experience. He is the son of Tom and Gail Duggan of Washington.

Echols is from Rayle, has four years of EMS experience, and is the daughter of Wesley and Brenda Echols.

Sprinkles is from Arnoldsville, Georgia, and is the daughter of Sandra and Keith Hardeman. She has four years experience in the EMS profession.

“We have an amazing staff of very knowledgeable employees who work long hours and are dedicated,” Operations Manager Tina Bailey said. “We’re excited to have these three licensed as paramedics and know they will be successful in all they do.”

Athens Technical College in Athens, Georgia, provides AEMT courses as well as paramedic school. Those interested in such a career are encouraged to ask any of the employees at Wilkes County EMS who can help with getting started on a career.

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