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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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Patrick F. Moore EMT#1003

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patrick F. Moore, 68, of Conway went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday September 4, 2017. He was born on Thursday January 27, 1949 to the late Ralph and Eva (Calhoun) Moore in Dumas, AR. He graduated from Conway High School in 1967. Pat served as the Faulkner County Coroner for 28 1/2 years. He was the first accredited Medicolegal Death Investigator in the state. He was a licensed EMT for 40 years and was recognized in 2006 by the Arkansas EMT Association as the longest tenured EMT-I in the state. He was Faulkner County EMT of the year in 1984 and in addition served as the President of both the Arkansas EMT Instructor Association as well as the National Association of EMT’s. He was the Instructor/Coordinator of the year of both the Arkansas EMT Association and the National Association of EMT’s. Pat was President of the Arkansas Coroner’s Association from 2013-2017. He was a Nationally Registered Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators and a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Pat was a Recognized Expert in Death Scene Investigation Issues. He served as a member, and officer of multiple boards and committees and over the last 10 years helped develop the Arkansas Medicolegal Death Investigation course in conjunction with the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, and the Arkansas Coroner’s Association. This course was very important to Pat because he wanted every Coroner and Deputy Coroner in the State of Arkansas to have access to quality training that would allow every County to have the same knowledge and experience to aid in their investigations.

Pat is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Eva Moore and Sister Corynn French. Pat is survived by his loving wife of thirty-two years Leslie Moore; his sister Norma Fletcher; three children Tate (Amy) Moore and their two children Kaylin (Skyler) Reynolds, and Talon Moore, Marti (Danny) Fife and their two children Shelby and Anna Kay Fife, and Shayla (Charlie) Cockrum and their two children Bryce Burkheart, and Braden Cockrum; dearest friend Jessica Thorn, and many nieces, nephews, family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Thursday September 7, 2017 at Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway from 4:00PM – 8:00PM. Services will be on Friday September 8, 2017 at 10:00AM at Woodland Heights Baptist Church in Conway with burial following at Oak Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jim Slattery, Bubba Bell, Dennis Willheim, Mark Mahan, Bob Edwards, John Mattox, Talon Moore, and Mark Reeves; honorary pallbearer Braden Cockrum. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Faulkner County SPCA 4 Gail Lane, Conway AR 72034.

Brittany Lauren Wildhaber EMT# 27131

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brittany Lauren Wildhaber, 28, of Bryant, Arkansas passed away September 1, 2017 in Alexander, Arkansas. She was born July 11, 1988 in Sherwood, Arkansas to Michelle (Bacon) Wildhaber and raised in Saline County.

Brittany graduated from Bryant High School and earned her Bachelor degree from University of West Florida. She worked as an EMT since 2012 with Medtran and most recently, at MEMS. Her passion for serving people carried her into her role as a fire fighter with Northeast Fire Department of Saline County.

Brittany was smart, funny, and loving. She was a loyal friend-once you were friends, you were friends for life. She loved the Lord, and showed the love of Christ with every life she touched. Heaven gained a unique, endearing, sweetheart of an angel.

Brittany leaves to cherish her memory her partner, Robert “Bobby” Hawkins; mother, Michelle Wildhaber-Tackett; step-father, Rick Tackett; sister, Serena Wildhaber; step-brothers, Lynn and Ray Tackett; dearly beloved nephew, Gaige Alan Figueroa; and a host of cherished family, friends, and colleagues including her “Aunt” Shirley Yount who love Brittany and will miss her always.

A memorial service in her honor will be held at 5:00 PM, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at First Assembly of God Church, 1801 Hot Springs Highway, Benton, Arkansas. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northeast Fire Department for the EMT Scholarship in her memory.

Wayn Ledbetter – EMT# 17292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wayn Ledbetter, 48, died in Hot Springs, AR on August 28, 2017.

He was born on August 20, 1969 in Dunoon, Scotland and grew up in Hot Springs. He was a graduate of Fountain Lake High School. He served in the United States Air Force and was a graduate of the Emergency Medical Science program at UAMS.

Wayn was a first responder who worked as a paramedic for over 20 years in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, and Arkansas. He touched the hearts of many and saved numerous lives doing the work he loved. He was a gifted vocalist and drummer with a great love for music. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, co-worker, and friend who will be sorely missed.

He is survived by his father and mother, Clifford and Margaret Ledbetter; his brother, Garry Ledbetter, his sister and brother-in-law, Angela and Aaron Boyette; his nephew, Zeke Ledbetter; his nieces Riley and Linsey Ledbetter and Eden and Daphne Boyette; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Michael David Gault EMT# 20013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(April 14, 1979 – August 20, 2017)

Michael David Gault of Sheridan, Arkansas was born April 14, 1979 in Little Rock, Arkansas, the son of Jack W. Gault, Jr. and Deborah Lantz Gault. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his precious children. He loved serving others as a paramedic which was his calling in life, helping others in their time of need. Mr. Gault died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at his home at the age of 38.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Donald Lantz, his paternal grandfather, Jack Gault, Sr., a nephew, Jayden Gault, maternal great grandparents, Clay and Helen Aaron and his beloved cousin, Cary “Bubba” Spann.

Survivors: wife, Stacy Erin Gault; son, Jasper Gault; daughter, Lydia Gault, all of Traskwood; parents, Jack and Deborah (Debbie) Gault of Sheridan; brothers, Joey and wife Michelle Gault of Sheridan, Jason and wife Grace Gault of Haskell; sister, Michelle and husband Jason Rocha of Sheridan; maternal grandmother, Ida Lantz of Sheridan; paternal grandmother, Jean Gault of Haskell and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, co-workers and friends.

Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Memorial Gardens Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Kenny Swiger officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Harmony Cemetery in Haskell. Visitation will be prior to the service from 1:00 until service time. Pallbearers are John Badgley, Bubba Johnson, Matt House, Jody Bramlett, Joey Gault, Jason Gault, Jason Rocha and Nick Clark.

Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow coworkers of E.A.S.I. and Cheryl Smith will be Special Honorary pallbearer.

 

2017 AEMTA Symposium & Trade Show Award Winners

Congratulations to all of the 2017 award winners!!

Valsalva Bowl Competition Awards

1st Place – Survival Flight

2nd Place – Green Bay

 3rd Place – Domtar

Primus Award Winner – Evergreen Packaging

First Responder Competition Awards

1st Place – Scott Wiley and Justin Womack

2nd Place – Sean Caruthers and James Maurek

First Responder Service of the Year Award – Evergreen Packaging

First Responder of the Year – Sean Caruthers

Fire/EMS Competition Award Winners

1st Place – Domtar

2nd Place – Jacksonville Fire

Fire/EMS Service of the Year – Jacksonville Fire

EMT Competition Award Winners

1st Place – Mike Berry and Tim Green

2nd Place – Mike Walters and Jackson Butler

3rd Place – Pete Schwartz and Hanna Schwartz

EMT of the Year – Jacob Hale

Industrial Competition Award Winners

1st Place – Shane Chandler and Marcus Pullen

2nd Place – Mike Berry and Tim Green

3rd Place – Jamie Paulette and Pete Schwartz.

Industrial EMT of the Year – Greg Russell

Fire/EMS EMT of the year – William McCullar

Paramedic Competition Award Winners

1st Place – Michael Salsbury and Teresa Walters – Pafford Air

2nd Place   Jacob Hale and Vanity Hull – Northstar EMS

3rd Place Johnathon Butler and Jackson Butler

Paramedic of the Year – Kevin Coffell

Instructor of the Year – Josh freeman

ALS & BLS Service of the Year – Pafford Medical Services, Hope

Air Medical Award of Excellence – Scott Endres, award excepted by his daughter (Ashley Endres) and son (Hunter Endres)

Air Medical Competition Award winners

1st place – Alex Halle and Tiffany Wilson

2nd place – Chris Starnes and Johnny Stoltzfus

3rd place – Lucy penny and Jeff Atkins

David Taylor Sr. Excellence in EMS Award – Keith Edmonds

Medical Directive Supervisor of the Year – Dr. Mike Hillis, Sebastian County EMS

Conference Chair Awards – T.A. Sampson, Kara Johnson and Sedley Tomlinson

President Award – Tonia Hale

EMS Hall of Fame  – Terri Bracy, Sedley Tomlinson and Darrel King

 

The Doug Deckard Family receives Line of Duty Death Benefit from American Income Life

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April Chism (pictured right) receives a check from Sarah Duffrechou with American Income Life on behalf of Marilyn Deckard.

Doug Deckard was killed in the line of duty on April 30, 2017

Nathaniel Clark Crump EMT# 25077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathaniel Clark Crump, 30, of Beebe, Arkansas went to be with his Heavenly Father June 21, 2017. He was a 2005 graduate of Beebe High School. Nathaniel was a firefighter for the Little Rock Fire Dept. and a volunteer fireman for the Antioch Fire Department. He was a member of Mt. Zion Methodist Church.

Nathaniel is survived by his wife, Jessica Crump of Beebe; mother and stepfather Carol and Michael Westergren of Beebe; father and stepmother Steve and Gina Crump of Ozark, Missouri; father and mother-in-law Danny and Terri Schmitz of Beebe; two brothers, Caleb Crump and Peyton Crump; three sisters Tara James, Stephanie Leahey and Krista Davis; and grandmothers Barbara Webb, Lee Mills, Jenifer Hampton and Sandra Rye, all of Beebe.

Nathaniel has become a hero to many. His strength and courage were two of the many words that best describe him. His contagious smile will always be remembered.

Memorials may be made to the Antioch Fire Dept., 166 Jim Corbitt Rd., Beebe, AR 72012.

EMS WORLD EXPO October 16th – 20th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Lee White EMT# 2512

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcus Lee White Sr. 90 of Lonsdale, Arkansas departed this life on June 11, 2017. He was born in Dallas, Texas on December 25, 1926. Marcus proudly served with the 11 Airborne Division in the Philippines during WWII. He was a 45 year veteran with the Little Rock Fire Dept. and 15 years with the Lonsdale Fire Department. Marcus was a member of the Hurricane Lake Baptist Church and lifelong Mason. He was a mentor and father figure to many.

Marcus was preceded in death by his parents, Malcom and Lora Bea White, sisters, Willie Bea and Delores and his oldest son, Marcus Lee White, Jr. and wife of 53 years, Hughgla Mae. He is survived by his two sons, his brother, Malcom E White Jr. and many nieces and nephews.

Special Thanks to the Little Rock Fire Dept. honor Guard. Pallbearers will be the Little Rock Fire Dept. Honor Guard. Honorary Pallbearers will be Rubin Webb, Don Kinney, Chuck Bowers, Dave Bentley, Floyd Burns, Johnny Reed, Larry Lowe and Doug Coney.

Visitation will be at Ashby Funeral Home, Thursday, 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Church services will be held 10 a.m. Friday at Hurricane Lake Baptist Church with Paul Lee and Larry Lowe officiating. Internment will follow at Ten Mile Cemetery. On line guestbook at www.ashbyfuneralhome.com.

 

2017 AEMTA Parade of Lights and EMS Hall of Fame