Puckett EMS employees named Paramedic of the Year and AEMT of the Year by Georgia Region III EMS Council

Puckett EMS is proud to announce that Paramedic Jacob Eyer and Advanced EMT Hallie Teague won Paramedic of the Year and Advanced Emergency Medical Technician of the Year honors, respectively, at the Georgia Region III EMS Council annual awards event held in Atlanta.

“We are very proud of Jacob and Hallie and congratulate them both on these well-deserved awards,” said Jake Lonas, vice president of Georgia operations. “Each of them brings exceptional clinical skills, compassion and dedication to the communities we serve every day, and they are outstanding members of the Puckett EMS team,” he said.

The awards are presented by the Georgia Region III EMS Council to a paramedic and AEMT within Region III who exemplify outstanding professionalism and service to the community. The annual awards banquet is attended by EMS providers throughout the North Georgia region.

Jacob Eyer accepts the award for Paramedic of the Year.

Eyer and Teague have served the citizens of North Georgia for six years since joining the Puckett team in 2013.

Eyer serves as a field training officer for Puckett EMS, including planning and oversight of clinical training, continuing education and public education programs, as well as training and instruction of new field employees. He is a 10-year U.S. Army veteran and gives back to his community by serving food at the community church to rescue crews and displaced families. He also volunteers with Atlanta’s Autism Speaks Walk every year.

Hallie Teague accepts the award for AEMT of the Year.

Teague is active in local, regional and national EMS-related work, community volunteering and EMS education and has been integral in providing superior service in Catoosa County. She has also served as a member of the company’s hurricane relief team, working in North Carolina helping hurricane victims and displaced families. Teague also volunteers at the Atlanta Autism Speaks Walk each year.

About Puckett EMS

Puckett EMS provides 911 emergency and critical care ambulance services to the citizens of Southwest Cobb, Walker, Dade and Catoosa counties located in North Georgia, and in Marion and Sequatchie counties in Southeast Tennessee. Puckett EMS is also the contracted ground transport for multiple hospital systems. Puckett EMS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS), signifying it meets the ambulance industry’s gold standard.

Puckett EMS is deeply committed to the communities it serves. The agency has been recognized eight times as a top business in Cobb County. In 2015, Puckett EMS was named the Georgia Emergency Medical Service of the Year by the Georgia Department of Health, and in 2016 earned the Southeast Emergency Medical Service Directors Association Emergency Medical Service of the Year Award. Puckett EMS joined the Priority Ambulance family of companies in 2017.

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