EMS team wins competition

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Beaufort County EMS paramedics Nichole Miller and Lindsay Tuten recently won first place in the regional paramedic competition. The ladies beat out other teams in the Lowcountry region, including those from Dorchester and Charleston counties. South Carolina is divided into four EMS regions: Upstate, Midlands, Pee Dee and Lowcountry. The first-place team from each region will move on to compete against each other at the South Carolina Paramedic Competition during the 2014 SC EMS Symposium, held in Myrtle Beach on March 7.

Nichole Miller and Lindsay Tuten
Nichole Miller and Lindsay Tuten

“We were very excited to go to the regional competition, represent Beaufort County as well as we did and come home with first place,” said Nichole.

The state competition is very rigorous and involves the teams being sequestered prior to the event. Each team is then given an emergency scenario and must carry out the scenario in an auditorium filled with judges, EMS personnel, physicians and conference attendees.

“I’m sure I will be nervous, but as long as we are calm and make the split-second decisions we are trained to make, I hope we will bring another first place trophy back to Beaufort County,” said Lindsay.