Paramedic Alice Swinford was selected by The Exchange Club of Murfreesboro as the Rutherford County EMS of the year at a luncheon at Through the Grapevine restaurant.

Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service Director Carl Hudgens said in a news release, “Alice has shown loyalty and unselfish dedication to the citizens of Rutherford County and Rutherford County EMS, which has not gone unnoticed. Alice has taken on the ‘Community Paramedicine Program Project’ and once it is implemented will be the first program in the state.”

Swinford has been employed with Rutherford County EMS for nearly 28 years.

The Exchange Club has honored law enforcement officers and local firefighters for many years. In 2019 The Exchange Club started recognizing the outstanding Emergency Medical Services with an annual award.