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State Rep. Kelly Keisling receives EMS advocate of the year award


Keisling (right) receives the John Fitzsimmons EMS Advocate Award from the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association at its 2023 Mid-Winter Leadership Conference.

State Representative Kelly Keisling, R-Byrdstown, has received the John Fitzsimmons EMS Advocate Award from the Tennessee Ambulance Service Association (TASA).


TASA presented Keisling with the annual award at its 2023 Mid-Winter Leadership Conference here. The annual awards banquet at the conference brings together EMS professionals from across Tennessee and recognizes the work being done in the EMS field.


“Rep. Kelly Keisling is particularly deserving of our EMS Advocate of the Year Award for his unending and gracious support for EMS and first responders in the Tennessee General Assembly,” said Tim Booher, TASA’s board member for the Upper Cumberland region. “Kelly Keisling is someone we can count on, and his advocacy allows us to focus on our jobs of providing critical, life-saving care to the people in our communities.”


First elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010, Keisling serves as chairman of the House State Government Committee, and as a member of the Finance, Ways & Means Committee and the Government Operations Committee. In addition to Scott County, his 38th district includes Clay, Macon, Pickett and part of Fentress counties.


TASA is the state’s preeminent association for emergency medical services professionals across Tennessee. TASA’s mission is to support and elevate the profession, and advocate for the highest quality of ambulance service and emergency medical services care to communities across the state.

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