Archive for February, 2018

2018 EMS & First Responder Conference

Eureka Springs Fire Department in conjunction with the AEMTA, Air Evac, Pafford EMS and the Arkansas EMS Foundation (which are all sponsors of this event) will be holding the 2018 EMS & First Responder Conference. This event will be March 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th with March 1st being pre-con, there are going to be two classes not listed in the main schedule. Click the link below for the regular conference schedule.

Pre-Con Classes

Resuscitation Academy

presented by Bob Pettus

March 1, 2018 – 0830 – 1700

Fee:  $20


Paramedic & Instructor Societies CEU Day

March 1, 2018 – 0800 – 1700

Fee:  $10

Lunch On Your Own

2018 Eureka Springs Conference


Jonathon Elias Staton EMT# 28738












July 15, 1991 – February 4, 2018

Jonathon Elias Staton, 26, went to be with the Lord, February 4, 2018. He was born on July 15, 1991 in Little Rock, Arkansas to Jon and Michelle Staton. Eli graduated from Bryant High School in 2009, he owned Staco Construction Company, was a member of East Union Missionary Baptist Church and was a member of the North Little Rock Fire Department and served as a firefighter-paramedic. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and cooking at the Fire House. Eli was a people person and loved making everyone laugh.
Mike Cook, one of Eli’s buddies wrote:

Asking for prayers today for the family of a NLRFD brother, as we learned of his passing this morning! First and foremost he was a very strong Christian man and when I thought of him or someone brought up his name, his passion towards his beliefs were the first thoughts that always entered my mind. And the good thing is, is that he was never afraid to admit to it or was ever shied away to talk about it.

He was a young man, a big man and about as fit as one could be. He was one of the brothers that kinda gave you the warm and fuzzies knowing you were partnered with before you entered a burning structure, a lengthy extrication, or a medical call because you know he had your back regardless of the circumstances that may lie ahead. He was a great paramedic and treated the young, the old, the sick, the drunk, the drugged, and the hurt or anyone for that matter with the passion as if they were his own mother or father. We’re gonna miss him greatly and the void that is left will be felt for a long long time. I ask that you keep his wife and family and also his work family in prayer.
Today we shall mourn!
Rest In Peace Brother!

Eli was preceded in death by his grandfather; Bob Staton. He is survived by his wife; Allie Staton, parents; Jon and Michelle Staton, sister; Abby, brother; Luke, grandparents; Pat Staton-Matlock and Bill and Sue James.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Eli’s name to Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Association,