Chris Runyon is the EMS Assistant Director of Quality and Assurance. He first moved to Scott County in October of 2017 and began working for the EMS Department in February of 2017. He has now had over 30 years of experience in Emergency Medical Services. Before starting in Ems, Runyon worked in the coal mines. His interest in this field began when he was asked to volunteer to go to EMT School. “I climbed on an ambulance for the first time in 1989 and I’ve been hooked ever since,” he says.

As the Assistant Director at GSCEMS, he has several duties and responsibilities such as maintaining Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement. He also is involved with in-house public education for paramedics, and he enjoys being able to be a paramedic himself on occasion.

Runyon says that there are many things he enjoys about EMS, but his favorite part of the job is being able to help others when they are in need. He is thankful to be able to serve alongside his brothers and sisters in such an admirable profession while helping citizens of Scott County as a team. Lastly, Runyon especially enjoys mentoring the new generation of pre-hospital healthcare providers while leading them to love EMS as much as he does.

As 2020 begins, GSCEMS will have their challenges to face, but Runyon says that his biggest goal is to be a positive force for effective change this year. Lastly, he says “I’m passionate about public service and consider it an honor to be able to serve the residents of Scott County.” Thank you for your dedication and service, Chris!