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Meet our Team Members:
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Every month we will be selecting a team member for our Employee Spotlight.

This month we’re introducing Japhia Rugh. Japhia is a Paramedic on B-Shift and has been serving with Greenville County EMT since February 2021.

What is your favorite quote, saying, or motto?

“Tomorrow the sun will rise and I will try again.”

What is your greatest achievement in life so far?

Becoming a paramedic.

What is your #1 pet peeve?

When my passwords don’t work.

What is your most memorable moment in your EMS career?

A little old man with dementia squeezing my hand because he was scared.

What is your favorite movie or play?

Pretty woman.

What would constitute a perfect EMS crew member?

Someone you can partner easily with and who almost reads your mind.

What is your best kept secret?

I believe in the Loch Ness Monster.

What would you consider your worst habit?

Eating chocolate.

Greatest inspiration in your life?

The sunrise.

What is your favorite food item?

Goat cheese.

What would be considered luxury to you?

A bungalow on the beach.

If you could meet anyone in the history of the world, who and why?

Jacque Cousteau, he paved the way for exploration and conservation of the oceans.

What would your epitaph say?

“Lived a full life”

What is your favorite type of music?

70’s rock.

Where would you like to grow old?