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Ken Shields Retires from Buncombe EMS


Buncombe County Emergency Management Services recently came together for a retirement celebration for Ken Shields.

Ken started his career with Buncombe EMS in 1990 as an EMT Intermediate and got his Paramedic credentials in 1998. He became Assistant Supervisor around 2000 and notably, took over as Team Leader on a regional State Medical Assistance Team, formed after 9/11.

In 2014 he was made Operation Supervisor, he was passionate about his crew and taking care of his employees. His thoughtfulness will be missed. We thank Ken for 30 years of service to the community and wish him the best as he tackles his next adventure.