Joey Sannutti

 

         Joey Sannutti is the Assistant Operations Manager for the Glynn/Camden office at Okefenokee EMS. He has been in the public safety field for 14 years. Joey began his career as a volunteer with Appling County EMA. Following in his grandfather's footsteps, he began training to become a firefighter. After successfully completing his basic firefighter training, Joey got his first career job with Hazlehurst Fire Department and spent the next three years as a firefighter/first responder.

 

         Understanding that the fire service was beginning to lean more towards EMS, Joey began working towards his goal of becoming an EMT. Shortly after obtaining his license, he accepted a position with Glynn County Fire/EMS in Brunswick, GA. He spent seven years as a firefighter/EMT before being given the opportunity to attend an intense, accelerated paramedic program through Rescue Training located in Savannah, GA.

 

         Shortly after obtaining his Paramedic license, Joey was offered a part-time position with Okefenokee EMS. Joey felt that the non-emergency side of EMS was more in line with his desire for EMS, being able to not only provide lifesaving care to his patients, but to also be able to know and treat them on a more personal level. So when given the opportunity, he made the move to fulltime employee at Okefenokee EMS. He has since worked his way up from an on-line paramedic, to performing QA/QC for the local office, to his role now as Assistant Operations Manager.

 

         In his off time, Joey enjoys spending time with his wife, Cassey, and their three children, Landyn, Preslee, and Tucker. He is an avid college football fan and, when he is able, enjoys spending Saturdays watching the team that has not only lost the last three meetings, but also has the losing record in the Georgia-Florida football rivalry. Joey's favorite saying is, and always has been, "If you ain't a Gator, you must be-" gator something. The quote is unknown, as no one has ever stood around to hear the rest.