ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN)—It’s not often you find someone working 50 years for the same organization but in Enterprise today,
a surprise party was held for a “public servant” who for half a century has helped save lives.

Enterprise Rescue is a “non-profit” organization that oversees emergency medical services in both Enterprise and Elba.

And 50-years-ago this month, an 18-year-old Enterprise High School student, Anthony Cole, began learning how to become an
EMT with the rescue service.

Cole would go on to become a paramedic and eventually become captain, taking over the “reins” of the rescue service.

So today, the city held a party to “thank” him for his decades of dedicated service. Cole tells WDHN that
he is still just as excited about going to work every day as he was in April of 1972.

On Friday, Captain Cole will celebrate his 68th birthday and he only recently became certified
as an “air paramedic” to provide patient assistance on board an ambulance “helicopter.” Still learning, one of the secrets to productive longevity!