By Bob Fowler,Â Roane State staff writer
An Oak Ridge Fire Department captain has been elected by his peers as Roane State Community Collegeâ€™s Paramedic Student of the Year.
Brandon Payne, 40, an Oak Ridge firefighter since 2007, received the tribute during a luncheon last year that continues a longstanding tradition of honoring graduating paramedic students.
TEAMHealth, a hospital staffing firm based in Knoxville, sponsored the luncheon for paramedic students who were in the spring semester cohort.
â€œIt was challenging,â€ Payne said of the three-semester program to obtain certification as a paramedic. â€œThere was a lot of information in a short amount of time.â€ [Read more…]