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Arkansas Instructor Coordinator Society Retreat Recap

The Arkansas Instructor Coordinator Society held their yearly retreat in Little Rock on June 22, 2013. The Retreat brought national educators to Arkansas. NAEMSE Implementation of the National EMS Education Standards was designed to provide a framework upon which EMS Educators will build curricula and assessment based on the National EMS Education Standards. The transition to standards-based education is a process that begins with a clear understanding of what education standards are and how to develop benchmarks upon which curricula is designed and competency assessment measures are performed.

The workshop was designed to examine the standards themselves for clarity and understanding. Interactive sessions reviewed ways to develop curriculum, classroom activities and lessons that address the content of the standards in ways that enhance student learning. Lastly, the workshop addressed the manner in which student learning is assessed and measured from an outcome-based approach. This is essential for the accurate measurement of student proficiency according to the standards; and will present strategies through which an instructor will maintain accountability for student learning, and a system for continuous quality improvement.

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Spring Fling '13 Recap

Another Spring Fling has come and gone. If you were there, we certainly appreciated you and if you weren’t, we missed you.

We had several new events this year including an EMS Challenge, a Paramedic/EMT Competition, a First Responder Competition and a Bass Tournament. The EMS Challenge was a fun event that had the participants laughing at each other and with each other. The 1st place team were Mike Berry/Greg Russell, 2nd place team were Tony Lunsford/Justin Womack and 3rd place team were Scott Wiley/Thomas Fultz. All three teams were from Evergreen Packaging. There were no entries in the Paramedic/EMT Competition. The First Responder Competition winners were 1st place team Thomas Fultz/Scott Wiley, 2nd place team Bruce Henry/Kevin James, and 3rd place team Tony Lunsford/Justin Womack. These three teams were also from Evergreen Packaging. The Dumas Fire and Rescue taught an Extrication Class for everyone who competed in the EMS Challenge.

We had some really great lectures, good food (we feed approximately 75 Friday and Saturday), and lots of fun. Air Evac and Pafford Air Ambulance brought their helicopters for the participants to view and talk with the pilots. It was a fun time for all.

We want to thank everyone who helped make it a success this year through their help and donations; Dumas Ambulance Service, Ricky Helton’s Donut Shop, Donald Reed and his Camden crew, Pafford Air Ambulance Service and the crew, Dumas Fire Department, Evergreen Packaging, Fairfield Federal Credit Union and all the workers and vendors. Hope to see all of you at the Parade of Lights in Little Rock on May 22nd.

Ronald Russell, Region 5 Director
Penney Russell, Board Member at Large

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2013 Midwest First Responder Conference Recap

The Arkansas EMT Association was a sponsor of the 2013 Midwest First Responder Conference which was held February 22nd,23rd and 24th in Eureka Springs and put on by Eureka Springs Fire & EMS .The three day event included special attractions such as Dr. Todd Baker, author of Baghdad ER, and an overview of Joplin’s tornado response.  The hands-on classes featured items such as rope rescue, an overturned tractor and auto extrication.  Many relevant topics were covered including current drug overdose trends, violent encounters and modern equipment usage.   One of the highlights of the conference was a special two hour simulated school shooting response complete with a real school building and victim actors.  Fire service personnel were also treated to a confidence building obstacle course.

Coordinator Bob Pettus estimates that the conference attendance totaled just short of 150 people.  Based on the success of this year’s conference, ESFD has already begun work on the fourth annual Midwest First Responder Conference.  More information can be found on the Eureka Springs Fire & EMS website @ www.eurekaspringsfire.org.

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AEMTA EMS 2012 Photo Gallery

Here’s a photo album from this year’s EMS Conference in Hot Springs, Ark. Click the “Read Full Article” link to view the entire album. To enlarge an image, just click the thumbnail of that image.

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Vendor Hall Photo Gallery

Check out the photos from the vendor hall at the 2012 EMS Conference in Hot Springs, Ark. Thank you to all of our vendors and attendees who made the conference a big success.

New this year, Meet & Greet our vendors

New this year, Meet & Greet our vendors

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2012 Valsalva Bowl Photos

Here is a photo album of the winners of the AEMTA’s annual Valsalva Bowl competition which was held at the 2012 EMS Conference in Hot Springs.

2012 Paramedic Competition Photos

Here is a photo album of the winners of the AEMTA’s annual Paramedic Competition which was held at the 2012 EMS Conference in Hot Springs.

2012 Industrial EMT Competition Photos

Here is a photo album of the winners of the AEMTA’s annual Industrial EMT Competition which was held at the 2012 EMS Conference in Hot Springs.

2012 First Responder Competition

Here is a photo of the winners of the AEMTA’s annual First Responder Competition which was held at the 2012 EMS Conference in Hot Springs.

1st Place First Responder Competition

1st Place First Responder Competition

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Paramedic Job Opportunity with Vital Link EMS

Paramedic Opportunity. Full-Time position with Vital Link EMS located in the beautiful foothills of the Ozark Mountains (Batesville, Arkansas). Wonderful quality of life as well as numerous outdoor activities. Great schools.  **Sign-On Bonus**  Applications are available at www.vitallinkems.org or can be picked up at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Dr., Batesville, AR 72501. Vital Link is an EOE.

Traumatic Brain Injury State Partnership Program – UAMS News

Traumatic Brain Injury Program Seeks Input Through Online Survey, Workshops

By Ben Boulden

The program is supported by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Institute for Digital Health & Innovation through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, and a matching grant from the Arkansas Department of Health.

Information gathered through the survey, and the workshops will be reviewed for inclusion in the Arkansas State Plan for Traumatic Brain Injury. There is no closing date to provide information for the plan. Online needs assessments are available on the program’s website at:  TBI State Partnership Program.

The workshops are being done with assistance from the TBI Advisory Board Workgroup, comprised of representatives from many agencies and organizations and those living with brain injuries. The TBI Advisory Board Workgroup meetings are open to the public. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 12.

So far, regional events have been held in Batesville and Springdale. Program director Terri Imus, B.S.N., said that over the next year, additional workshops are planned across the state to allow face-to-face engagement with more of the traumatic brain injury survivor community. Additional support resources, such as a program to document the life experiences of those living with brain injuries and an online support group, are being developed.

The regional events include networking opportunities, education, telemedicine demonstration, and resources, including Smart 9-1-1, service dogs, and life experiences shared by people living with brain injuries.

UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

Heroes Behind the Line-Event

From: Serena Leigh Krone‎

Please let me introduce you to our amazing keynote speaker for our upcoming event.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.eventbrite.com or you can reach out to me or any other HBL team member. Table sponsorships are available for $450 and includes 10 tickets and a personalized copy of Shilo’s book “Steel Will” and you will be able to meet and take photos with Shilo at the meet and greet. Please talk with your respective departments about getting a table and come out and have a blast supporting the needs of our First Responders’. Let me know if you have any questions at all!

RN to EMT Bridge Program

Madison County EMS Employment Opportunity

EMS World Expo 2019

Pafford EMS taking applications for Eastern Arkansas

Join Team Pafford in Eastern Arkansas!
Helena, Blytheville, Osceola, Marianna Areas
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Contact Kathy Griffin at 870-777-7496

David R. Donovan EMT#11125

It is always difficult saying goodbye to someone that is loved and cherish. Family and friends must say goodbye to their beloved David R. Donovan (Monticello, Arkansas), who passed away at the age of 59, on July 13, 2019.

Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home

943 Highway 425 North

Monticello ,  AR 71657

Visitation  – 7/19/2019 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Service – 7/20/2019 at 2:00 p.m.

Interment:

Rock Springs Cemetery
Rock Springs Rd.
Wilmar, AR 71675

https://www.stephensondearman.com/services.asp?page=odetail&id=2078&locid=0

 

Dean William Loos – EMT#27346

Dean William Loos, 33 of Springdale passed away Monday, July 1, 2019. He was born May 28,1986 in Carmichael, California to David and Lisa Bell Loos.

Dean was a Firefighter/EMT. He began his service with the City of Springdale on January 7, 2013, and it was while on duty that he met his wife, Tabitha. He loved riding his Harley, he was very athletic, enjoyed all extreme sports and was an avid Raiders and Sharks fan. Dean was a great dad and loved his children very much. He was extremely proud of his kids. He loved his family and friends immensely and always embraced them with a warm hug and kind words. Dean will always be a hero to his family and friends.

Dean was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Miriam Bell and Carl Loos and three uncles, Rick Bell, Randy Bell and Joe Loos.

Survivors include wife, Tabitha Loos of the home; two sons, Kayden Isaiah Loos and Kael Guinness Loos (and their mother Amanda Acosta); two daughters, Averlea Kate Loos and Ebbie Jo Loos all of the home; his father David Loos; his mother Lisa Fields and husband John Fields; one brother, Darrick Carl Loos and wife Brittany and one sister, Jessica Miriam Loos Brewer and husband J.P. all of Rogers. He is also survived by many other nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

A memorial service will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Har-Ber High School in the Marsha Jones Performing Arts Center.

 

Taylor Lloyd Bullard EMT#24370

Taylor Lloyd Bullard, 32 of Traskwood, was taken from his loving family far too soon Wednesday, June 26, 2019. Taylor was born on May 5, 1987 in St. Louis, MO. He was a 2005 graduate of Lakeside High School in Hot Springs, Arkansas where he was a gifted baseball player. Taylor loved the outdoors, but he was most passionate about his family. Taylor was a wonderful husband, father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend and teacher. He was a Lieutenant/Paramedic with the Jacksonville Fire Department where he served honorably for 9 years.

He loved life, loved to laugh and loved grilling and serving his family and friends wonderful food. He will be missed terribly by his family as well as his friends whom he considered family.

Taylor is survived by his wife, Jennifer Page Bullard, daughter, Nora Elizabeth, his parents, Jim and Linda Bullard, Jennifer’s parents, Jim and Carol Sharp, siblings, Jamie Huisman (Cody, Harris, Harper, Henson), Jolie Hand (Garrett), Tanner Bullard, Jordan Sharp (Katie Wright) Jake Sharp (Amber, Kaydi, Taralyn, TJ), Angela Knight (Jon, Layla, Max, Mela) grandmothers, Betty Brown and Elizabeth Lovell, numerous aunts, cousins and friends.

Church services by Ashby Funeral Home will be 12:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2019 at McArthur Church in Jacksonville.

Visitation will be at Ashby Funeral Home on Sunday, June 30th, 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.