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For Hamilton County EMS, Looking Back And Moving Forward

Ambulances flank the entrance to the recently opened Hamilton County EMS Administration & Training Center.
Hamilton County EMS
Ambulances flank the entrance to the recently opened Hamilton County EMS Administration & Training Center.

For Hamilton County EMS, it’s a time of change and transition.

Last month, the County opened a new administration and training center for EMS - on Volunteer Drive in Chattanooga.

Since then, John Miller - the County’s EMS director - has announced his retirement.

John Miller
Hamilton County EMS
John Miller

Wade Batson - the deputy director and an EMS employee for more than three decades - has been appointed by County Mayor Weston Wamp to succeed Miller.

The Hamilton County Commission is schedule

Mike Garren
Hamilton County EMS
Mike Garren

d to vote Wednesday on that appointment.

Last week, I spoke with John Miller - and Mike Garren, public information officer for Hamilton County EMS.

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