Bobby Cooper Photo BIOGRAPHY

Bobby is the Director of Transylvania County EMS, and the Deputy Chief of Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue with 25 years’ experience in emergency services. He manages the day to day operations of EMS in Transylvania County. He has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Clemson University, and a Master of Public Affairs from Western Carolina University. He maintains the following credentials: NREMT Paramedic, NCOEMS Paramedic, NCOEMS Level II Instructor, NCOSFM Firefighter III, NCOSFM Rescue Technician, NCOSFM Level II Instructor, NCOSFM Hazmat Level I, PADI Divemaster, NIMS ICS Instructor, ACLS Instructor, ITLS Affiliate Faculty/Instructor, PEPP Instructor, and NC Helicopter Search and Rescue Technician.

Q & A

Q: What are your job duties for Transylvania County? 
I supervise a staff of approximately 50 people. Insure that staff provides a high level of pre hospital care to citizens and visitors of the county.

Q: What makes Transylvania County so special to you? 
The people and the close knit community.

Q: In which ways do you hope to improve Transylvania County? 
Continue to provide a high level of pre hospital care to citizens and visitors of the county.

Q: Do you have any favorite things that you like to do in Transylvania County? 
Hiking, Travel.