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Serving the Community — Michelle Pierce, Dorchester County EMS

  • Saturday, July 12, 2014

A.M. Sheehan/Journal Scene Michelle Pierce

Paramedic Michelle Pierce of Moncks Corner is a Summerville High School graduate. She earned her associate degree in criminal justice from Trident Tech and enrolled at Charleston Southern for a BS in business with a focus on health care management.

Then along came baby, so she decided EMS was a better route as her husband is in law enforcement.

Her worst experiences, the 32-year-old says, are those involving children. “Things beyond your control, when you wish you could do something to make the outcome positive.”

Her best, she recalls, was a save about a year ago.

“The patient was unconscious with no pulse and not breathing.”

She brought the patient back and the patient is still healthy, living a normal life.

Her professional goal is to be in health care management in an office setting and to be part of “getting health care where it needs to be,” she said.

“Because I’m a parent, I think we could do more teaching to the public,” she said.

She and her husband Josh have a daughter Ainsley, 7, and a dog Rosa, a Dutch Shepard. Her dad, Tim Lloyd, is a lieutenant with the highway patrol, her sister is a dispatcher in D.C. and her mom is in the military.

She enjoys hiking with her family and traveling – especially cruises and Disney World.

She likes playing softball especially the EMS/Fire/Police games.

Pierce enjoys reading and she spends her time studying when she’s not watching college football (Gamecocks).

Her life goal is to have another child and buy a new house in Goose Creek.

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