From car wrecks to births, Tommy Poovey has seen it all.
For 30 years as a full-time member of Catawba County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), he showed up to help people through some of their worse moments in life. He retired just more than a year ago at 52, but he wasn’t ready to completely walk away.
Poovey has volunteered a couple of times every week since retirement.
Poovey graduated from Fred T. Foard High in 1982, and then went to Catawba Valley Community College for the paramedic program.