Jole Payne is a 2013 graduate of Heritage High School. He joined the Blount County Communications Center in May 2015. Having no prior experience in Emergency Telecommunications, Jole required nearly 5 months of intensive training including Emergency Medical Dispatching (EMD), Fire Communications, and Basic APCO (Association of Public Communications Officers) Telecommunications training. In addition to the academic classes required he had extensive on the job training with experienced Telecommunications Training Officers obtaining the certifications required to perform his job. He was released from training in late October and is serving the Communications Center on the night shift.
Jole is engaged to Victoria Elaine Sutton and spends his free time enjoying her company and watching sports. He and his fiancé are members of Fellowship Baptist Church on Big Springs Road and enjoy church activities.
Jole enjoys the night shift because “usually the type of emergencies we get at night are out of the ordinary”.