Episode 28: Kim Campbell, EMS Manager for Lincoln County, 10/05/20


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Featured Guest Kim Campbell, Lincoln County EMS Manager

In this episode, Kim Campbell, the Emergency Medical Services Manager for Lincoln County, talks about her background (she’s a Lincoln County local!) and what inspired her to go into EMS. She explains the differences in the roles of paramedic and EMT and shares what it’s like to help people who are in emergency situations.

Listeners will get a real behind-the-scenes look at how first responders in Lincoln County collaborate in emergency situations. Kim explains how they all deal with stress and exposure to trauma, and she talks about all the continuing education that everyone in EMS completes each year.

In addition to completing classes monthly, Kim talks about the roles she plays in the NC Association of EMS Administrators and the Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition.

It is important for the public to know that many, many families have faced the disease of addiction, and the goal of the coalition is to offer resources, reduce stigma, provide education, and improve substance use services in Lincoln County. It really is about meeting the person where they are on their addiction journey and helping meet their needs.

Kim also explains the safety procedures they’ve always had in place as well as the new ones put in place due to COVID.

The biggest takeaway for listeners will be hearing how much passion Kim has for service and for her community and family.

Contact Info and Links

Lincoln County Services and Departments: http://www.lincolncounty.org/

Lincoln County Substance Use Coalition: 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092 www.lccares.org
North Carolina Association of EMS Administrators: https://www.ncaemsa.org/

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