Metro’s Public Safety’s Hunter Case and Dwayne Clark honored as “elite EMS”

Metro Moore County EMS’s Hunter Case navigates an obstacle course during the Paladin Games in Pulaski on October 30. He and fellow Moore EMS Dwayne Clark brought home top honors. (Photo Provided)

LOCAL NEWS — Did you know there was a live EMS skills competition designed just for those among us who run into a disaster instead of in the other way? It’s called the Paladin Games and Metro Moore County Public Safety Assistant Director Hunter Case and Assistant Director Critical Care Paramedic Dwayne Clark recently won the whole thing.

“Moore County is very fortunate to be able to have people like Case and Clark working and responding to care for the people in Moore County,” said Metro Public Safety Director Jason Deal. “Six out of the 10 fulltime employees here are Critical Care certified, which is the highest level you can go in the state at this time.”

Held on the campus of Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Pulaski on October 30, the first ever event for the South Central Region of Tennessee invited EMS professionals from Moore, Bedford, Coffee, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Perry, and Wayne counties to participate

The event is named for 12 fictional knights on Charlemagne’s court known for their exceptional bravery and heroics.

Over the course of a day, Case and Clark participated in a written test, driving course, and an EMS-themed obstacle course with EMS skills stations. The timed written exam featured a 25 question test. The slow speed driving course featured twist, turns and enough traffic cones to turn even the best driver’s knuckles white with fear. Case and Clark also tested their ability to fight fires, treat wounds, and navigate some pretty sticky situations including a hay bale obstacle course, mud bog, and simulated ATV wreck scenario.

“Just because you live in a small rural area does not mean you cannot have access to best prehospital care out there,” continued Director Deal. “We strive to train and educate our team to be the most competent providers in the state.” • 

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