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Johnston County Emergency Services Announces Creation of EMS Hall of Fame

For Immediate Release:  February 1, 2024


Smithfield, NC – Johnston County Emergency Services- EMS Division, with the support of Johnston County EMS INC., will honor the history of emergency medical services in Johnston County by creating a Hall of Fame. The EMS Division was created in 2008 with the first of several mergers of EMS agencies around Johnston County. In 2021 the final two agencies were merged into the County, eliminating all the non-profit rescue squads and creating a single EMS delivery agency for the first time in the history of Johnston County.

“It is important to honor those who built our foundation and served their communities with pride,”
said Josh Holloman, Emergency Services Deputy Director. “Our EMS system is one of the leading agencies in the state, but we would not be here, and I personally would not be here, were it not for all those dedicated volunteers and legends who came before. It is our honor to recognize them.”

The Johnston County EMS System Hall of Fame will reside at the Smithfield EMS Station at 109 S. Fourth Street. The hall will serve as a memorial to those who served the system and will provide motivation to the current EMS providers who will pass their plaques as they walk to the ambulances to answer emergency calls.

More information about the Hall of Fame, including the criteria for induction and nomination forms can be found at

The first Hall of Fame class will be inducted at a ceremony at the beginning of EMS Week on May 19, 2024.

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