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Some call him the Grandfather of EMS

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Dr. Charles Gillespie Dr. Charles Gillespie

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Some call him the Grandfather of EMS.

Dr. Charles Gillespie started Emergency Medical Services in Georgia. He allowed several people to honor him, or so he thought, with a roast.

About half a dozen people got the room laughing as they shared fond memories of Dr. Gillespie, they also took the opportunity to thank him for his years of work and dedication to a life saving service.

He said it was enjoyable but admits he was a bit nervous.

"I was nervous getting ready for it because I had to think up some comebacks, but I was fine only about 20 percent of it was accurate," said Dr. Charles Gillespie.

Proceeds from the event will go towards college programs and activities at Albany Tech.

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