EMT Charles Strickland Retires from Johnston County Emergency Services with 43 Years of Service to the EMS System
Johnston County Emergency Services
June 12, 2019
EMT Charles Strickland Retires from Johnston County Emergency Services
with 43 Years of Service to the EMS System
Smithfield, NC – A special ceremony was held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 to honor the career of EMT Charles Strickland, who retires this week after serving 43 years in Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Mr. Strickland started with Clayton Area Rescue in 1976 and spent most of his career as a volunteer for the agency. When Clayton merged with Johnston County Emergency Services in July 2012, Mr. Strickland became a full time EMT, still serving the Clayton community as well as other areas of Johnston County.
At the retirement ceremony Mr. Strickland was honored by the Town of Clayton with a Proclamation proclaiming June 13, 2019 as Charles Strickland Day due to his many years of service to the community. Councilmember Jason Thompson presented the Proclamation on behalf of Mayor Jody McLeod.
“Charles Strickland has been a dedicated employee and has been someone we could always count on,” said Josh Holloman, Deputy Director of Emergency Services. “We are proud of his accomplishments, the example he has set for our staff and the time he has spent serving Johnston County.”
From Left to Right – Deputy Emergency Services Director Josh Holloman, EMT Charles Strickland and Emergency Services Director Kevin Hubbard.
Group shot – Starting from Far Left: Dr. Edwin Hartman, Emergency Management Division Chief Sandy Wood, Emergency Services Assistant Chief Billy Langston, Emergency Services Assistant Chief David Dolan, Emergency Services Assistant Chief Brad Baker, County Manager Rick Hester, Deputy Emergency Services Director Josh Holloman, EMT Charles Strickland and Emergency Services Director Kevin Hubbard