Well-known Tenn. EMS instructor dies of cancer

Ken Reed "was very influential in our area," said John Manukyan, a paramedic with Washington County-Johnson City EMS


By Leila Merrill

KINGSPORT, Tenn. —  Ken Reed, an instructor at Northeast State Community College who had worked as an EMS provider at multiple EMS agencies, died Monday, WJHL reported.

Reed, 65, had cancer.

“Most every provider that you have on the street today, most of them have come into contact with Ken Reed at some point in time or know of him,” said John Manukyan, a paramedic with Washington County-Johnson City EMS. “He was very influential in our area, in our region, for our community, from here to the Tri-Cities, for what he has done in pre-hospital care.”

Reed is survived by his wife and other family members, according to his obituary.

 

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