Billy “BJ” Hudspeth has been named Cheatham County EMS Director effective today, April 20.
Hudspeth has served as interim EMS Director since earlier this month when the former director, Danny Shaeffer, resigned.
“I want to move forward with serving the citizens of Cheatham County and continue to lead the top notch providers here at EMS. I would like to thank Mayor McCarver for the opportunity and I will not disappoint him or the citizens we serve,” said Hudspeth.
“We had over 20 applications for the director post. BJ was the strongest candidate and working with BJ over the last three years, I knew he not only could handle the job but also take our EMS to the next level,” said Mayor Kerry R. McCarver. “I am a believer on promoting from within when a member of the team is ready. You would be hard pressed to find anyone who has earned this opportunity more than BJ. Cheatham County is fortunate and blessed to have him working with us every day.”
Hudspeth has served as Cheatham County Assistant Director since 2016 and worked through the ranks of the local EMS Department over the last twelve years. Prior to joining the local EMS ambulance service, Hudspeth worked with E-911 as a dispatcher and supervisor and logged 15 years of volunteer firefighting experience with the Cheatham County Rescue Squad and Ashland City Fire Department.
The new EMS Chief will continue his responsibilities and duties as a death investigator for Cheatham County.
Hudspeth resides in Pleasant View with his wife Jamie and children, Nick, Houston, and Jordan. He is a member of the Good Springs Free Will Baptist Church.