Michael F. Easley
Governor

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Secretary

North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services

For Release: IMMEDIATE
Date: October 10, 2007

  Contact: Jim Jones

Stokes County EMS team judged best paramedics in North Carolina

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Two paramedics from Stokes County unseated last year’s defending champions, topped the performance of four other teams and regained their title as the state’s top paramedic team.

Scott Brown and Fred Lawson won the competition in 2005 and outperformed their competitors on Sunday afternoon during the State Paramedic Competition event viewed by more than 300 of their peers during the 17th annual North Carolina Emergency Medicine Today Conference. They reclaimed the award at a recognition banquet on Tuesday night in Greensboro.

“The paramedic competition stresses the value and importance of education and training,” said Drexdal Pratt, chief of the N.C. Office of Emergency Medical Services. “These champions, the regional winners and the defending champions all exemplify the kind of professionalism that North Carolina deserves and expects from its first responders. I salute them all for their hard work and competitive spirit.”

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