Lori Wear has more than 20 years of experience in emergency medical services. She has worked full-time as a paramedic since 1997. Wear has certifications as a paramedic, emergency medical dispatcher and critical care paramedic through the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has been a supervisor with the last three contracted services in Lauderdale County and City of Florence. During Wear’s public service career, she also has worked as a dispatcher for Colbert 911, an EMT instructor with the Alabama Fire College and a firefighter for the Russellville Fire Department. She has served on various committees and has been a local business owner since 2004.