Wings Air Rescue team member presented EMT Gold Medal by VFW

From Staff Reports

   MORRISTOWN -- Johnathan Greene, team member of Wings Air Rescue in Morristown, has been presented a state award for his service in the healthcare field to Morristown and the surrounding community.
   The EMT Gold Medal Award was presented to Greene in Nashville in a recent ceremony. Greene was selected as the local winner of the award presented annually by Post 5266 chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
   The VFW post submitted his name and credentials to Nashville for judging on the state level. The Gold Medal award was presented to Greene, 36, for his service "in the healthcare setting for the safety and security of the county."
   Greene has been involved with emergency medical service for 20 years, he said, first as a junior member of EMS in high school.
   "This is my commitment to the community," Greene said as he received the state award.
   Greene has worked in Hawkins County at a factory and later served as EMT Director at Walters State Community College in Morristown for four years. For the last five years, he has been with Jefferson County EMS.
   In his EMS work, Greene conducts seminars, workshops, training for fire department and EMS workers, as well as safety training at colleges, churches and for child care professionals.
   As required for the state award, Greene collected a list of his accomplishments, and ultimately had a "file folder one inch thick," he said, which detailed his 20-year history in emergency medical services care.
   Greene's name has been submitted with 50 others in competition for the national EMT award, to be presented at The White House in November. The national winner will receive his or her award from President George W. Bush.