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Roderick B. Jolivette makes Finalist for State E.M.S. Director of the Year Award
(Douglas County, GA)–An incredible honor has occurred for Douglas County Fire & E.M.S. Chief Roderick B. Jolivette. The Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association announced, Friday, January 27, 2023, that he is one of four finalists for the 2022 State of Georgia Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) Director of the Year Award.
"Fire Chief Jolivette has worked his entire career in the field of E.M.S., ranging from patient care to education to leadership," said Dr. Romona Jackson Jones, Chair of the Douglas County Board of Commissioners. "His impact on our Fire & E.M.S. department has been profound and amazing."
The award will be presented to a current Georgia E.M.S. Director who has contributed significantly to E.M.S. at the community, regional, and state levels.
"I am humbled to be among the list of finalists for this prestigious award," said Fire Chief Jolivette. "My hunger to serve the citizens of Douglas County runs deep to my core values. I use an acronym of L.O.V.E. which stands for leadership, opportunity, versatility, and education, to help convey our mission and purpose to be successful."
The mission of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider and develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to Georgia's Emergency Medical Service System.
The 2022 award winner will be announced on Thursday, March 23, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the 2023 Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association (G.E.M.S.A.) Directors & Leadership Conference.