Archive for August, 2017

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