For this week’s First Responder Friday, Smith County Insider interviewed Josh Cross, a Paramedic who lives in Brush Creek, Tennessee.

Josh has served as a first responder for 20 years.

Smith County First Responder Josh Cross

SCI: When did you realize this is what you wanted to do?

JC: I have known my whole life. My dad is an EMT-Firefighter, and I always wanted to do what he did.

SCI: What is the best thing about your job?

JC: Being able to help people and actually make a difference

SCI: What is your proudest work accomplishment?

JC: Obtaining my paramedic license 

SCI: What advice would you give someone looking to go into your field?

JC: Never stop learning.

SCI: What are your favorite hobbies and activities outside of work?

JC: Watching my son play all of his sports

SCI: Is there anything else you want to share with the readers of Smith County Insider?

JC: Proud to be helping the citizens of Smith County!

Thank you for your dedicated service to Smith County, Josh!

Don’t miss next week’s First Responder Friday!