Rowan-Cabarrus Honors Our Local Heroes

First responders brave challenges every day to keep us safe. In honor of their hard work and dedication, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College would like to celebrate and show support to our local heroes for selflessly protecting and serving our communities.

Every month we will feature members and former students of our local EMS, Fire, and Law Enforcement agencies to show our thanks to these local heroes.

Emergency Medical Services

Jonathan Maulden

Jonathan Maulden

Cabarrus County EMS Deputy Chief

Jonathan Maulden has served the citizens of Cabarrus County and beyond as a paramedic, tactical paramedic, ATV medic, supervisor, and now, as deputy chief of Cabarrus County EMS. After completing his paramedic training at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and graduating from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in construction management, he returned to Rowan-Cabarrus to earn an associate degree in emergency medical science in 2021.

“Like most in emergency services, the desire to serve drove my (career) decisions. Being able to bring hope, comfort and healing to my neighbors is a reward beyond measure. Rowan-Cabarrus offered a flexible learning pathway that included high quality instruction, challenging coursework, and career-specific education I needed to improve as a leader in the emergency medical field. A career in emergency services provides a sense of accomplishment and reward that cannot be quantified. Each day is a new adventure, and the people you meet along the way will mold your life forever.”

When he is not working, Maulden enjoys hunting and fishing, especially waterfowl hunting, where he uses duck and goose decoys that he carves and paints himself. He is married, and he and his wife have an eight-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter.

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