Rick Valentine, a 1990 graduate of Roane State Community Collegeâ€™s Paramedic Program, has been awarded the Tennessee Ambulance Service Associationâ€™s Presidentâ€™s Award for Leadership.
After serving as deputy director of the Sevier County Ambulance Service for many years, Valentine was named the service director last year.
In a Facebook post, Valentine said he was â€œsurprised, honored, and humbledâ€ to receive the award during the associationâ€™s annual conference in Gatlinburg in February.
Also winning the award was Greg Miller, fire chief of the Gatlinburg Fire Department.
Valentine is currently serving as president of the Region 2 EMS Directors Association â€œand multiple other roles advocating for the benefits of the profession,â€ said Roane State Paramedic Program Director David S. Blevins.
This pressÂ release was submitted by Owen Driskill.