POMEROY — Veteran paramedic Teresa Johnson was promoted to the rank of lieutenant on Tuesday by Meigs County Emergency Medical Services Director Robert Jacks.
Johnson was promoted during a small ceremony at Station 11. As part of her promotion, Johnson will assist with the day-to-day operations and scheduling for Meigs County EMS.
Lt. Johnson joined the division in Feb. 1985 as a volunteer basic Emergency Medical Technician assigned to the Racine station. She received her training from the Meigs County EMS Training Center in Jan. 1985. Johnson received her paramedic training from Hocking Technical College in 1989 and began working with the Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services while continuing to volunteer with Meigs EMS.
In 2007, Lt. Johnson became a paid paramedic with Meigs EMS.
Lt. Johnson is a member of the Racine Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary and the daughter of the late Hank and Jean Johnson. Hank Johnson served as a long time chief of the Racine Fire Department. Lt. Johnson is proud to carry on her family’s tradition of community service.