Cherokee County Fire
& Emergency Services

Johnson Honored as Distinguished First Responder of the Year

June 1, 2021

Isaiah Johnson, a paramedic with Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services, was recently honored by Northside Cherokee as the Distinguished First Responder of the Year. 

The award was presented to Johnson on May 21st during National EMS Week which honors the contributions of those who work on the medical front line. This year, it was celebrated from May 16 to May 23. The week gives Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and those who would like to credit them, a chance to recognize their hard work in potentially fatal situations daily.

According to EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan, “To me, it’s extra special to be acknowledged for your work by your peers.”  Northside Cherokee Hospital honored Isaiah at an outdoor event on the ambulance ramp at the hospital.

The plaque will be placed in the EMS lounge at Northside Cherokee Hospital. Congratulations to Isaiah Johnson for being recognized by his peers and for receiving this distinguished award.

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Attending the ceremony were Johnson’s two nieces, Anna and Nariah, his Father, Frank Johnson, Johnson, Sara Putzer, Manager of Emergency Services at Northside Cherokee Hospital, Jonathan Gottfried and EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan
Attending the ceremony were Johnson’s two nieces, Anna and Nariah, his Father, Frank Johnson, Johnson, Sara Putzer, Manager of Emergency Services at Northside Cherokee Hospital, Jonathan Gottfried and EMS Chief, Nate Sullivan (click image for slideshow)