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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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Robert “Gene” Eugene Beasley EMT#4985

Robert “Gene” Eugene Beasley, 62, of Cabot passed away on June 13, 2019.  He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on December 29, 1956 to the late Sterling and Katie Beasley.

Gene proudly retired from the Jacksonville Fire Department as a Captain at the Central Station after 22 years.  He attended the Assembly of God church, loved spending time with his amazing family, loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

He is preceded in death by his siblings Linda Provencal of Jacksonville, Florida; Jerry Beasley of Cabot, Arkansas, Lloyd Beasley of Cabot, Arkansas and Floyd Beasley of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

He leaves behind his loving niece Jerra Hollinger (Andy) of Little Rock, Arkansas; nephews John Beasley (Sonja) of Cabot, Arkansas, Brian Beasley (Lyn) of Cabot, Arkansas and Michael Provencal (Sherry) of Jacksonville, Florida; as well as many great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of friends.

A family hosted service will be held at a later date.

James E. Johnson Sr. EMT#6939

2019 AEMTA Parade of Lights & Arkansas EMS Hall of Fame

Medic one is hosting a EVOC

The CEVO 4 Instructor class coming July 31 . If want to attend, their is a 300 fee for the DVD and instructor manual and 100 for each additional person you send. If you all ready have the instructor manual it’s 100 per person. If you are attending, send me a list of your people today.

Contact Benny Ford 870-275-5954

Words from our Chaplain – What’s in a Name?

I want to start this devotion off with an apology.  I have been missing for a few months but I have been in a time of reflection.  It started a few months ago when my wife was getting ready for work and put on her name tag.  Then it struck me I had no name tag.  I felt like I had no identity, I was feeling I had no direction.  I had to search my life to find myself again.  I have always been a support person, as an EMT I supported my partner.  As a Paramedic I supported my medical director’s protocols to treat my patients.  As an educator I supported my students so they would be successful.  As a program director I supported my institution to be a place of quality education.  As the AEMTA President I supported the membership.  As an NAEMT Board member I supported EMS on a national level.

Now with retirement, all that’s gone!

I felt like I had no direction or no one to support.  In life we place a huge emphasis on titles and the letters after our name.  We are recognized by our ID.  The one we wear on our uniform but is that who we are?  It took a trip to a Stronger Man’s Conference to find my support, my ID and direction in my life.

The old gospel song “A new name in glory” written by C. Austin Miles goes,

“There’s a new name written down in glory,
And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine!”

In God’s Kingdom we are the name that God has written in his book, The Book of life.  None of my titles are there, not one of my awards are there only my new name given by God’s Lamb, Jesus.  In Isaiah 62:2 “…. thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.”  The only thing in this life is that you know Jesus as your personal savior.  The ID on our heart should be Christian!  Which means Christ Like.  Me be like our Jesus?  Yes, we should try, He said in John 13:34 – 36, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Pretty plain. We must know Him and love.  Those are acts of kindness to everyone.  Try to walk in love this month.  What can it hurt? It might lead you to a new name.

God, I pray that you keep our emergency responders safe as they work in this world.  Guide them in their walk with you.  Grant them wisdom to do a job that you called them to perform.  Let them walk in love this month and until they enter into their eternal home.  Amen.

Stay safe!

KC

Employment Opportunity – Director of Clinical Education for EMS Program

National Park College, Hot Springs Arkansas is seeking a Director of Clinical Education for the Emergency Medical Sciences Program.

Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for classroom, clinical and laboratory instruction in the EMT Program, as well as student advising and college committee work.  Clinical instruction involves on and off campus activities. The position requires teamwork and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for coordinating clinical assignments for student rotations as well as documentation associated with clinical rotations in the EMSP programs (EMT, Paramedic).

This 9 month position reports to the Emergency Medical Sciences Program Chair and includes a generous benefit package. Start date will be August 19, 2019.

Qualifications:

Education Requirements

Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services / Paramedic; an associate degree considered.  A master’s degree in emergency medical services, fire science, or related field is preferred.  Other job related experience may substitute for some educational requirements.

Qualified applicant should possess a National Registered Paramedic, state license and emergency medical provider instructor certification. Preference will be given to candidates with recent teaching experience.

Application Instructions:

Applicant should submit a letter of interest, resume, transcripts and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references electronically to humanresources@np.edu.  Applicants received by April 30, 2019 will have guaranteed consideration.     AA/EOE

Deadline: 04/30/2019

AEMTA Annual Award Nominations

VITAL LINK EMS- FULL TIME PARAMEDIC POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Vital Link EMS is a private, non-profit, public benefit corporation that provides emergency, non-emergency, and disaster response services to Independence, Izard, Stone, and northern Cleburne counties in north central Arkansas. Vital Link has been in operation since 1983 and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services since 2003. Vital Link has a competitive salary and benefits package.
The Paramedic will Restore and Promote patients health by administering life support and transport the sick and injured persons in the out-of-hospital setting as authorized by established medical protocol or physician; activating and collaborating with the emergency medical system multidisciplinary team; meeting CAAS accreditation standards; and working to assure the accomplishment of Vital Link goals. The Paramedic shifts will mainly be 48 hours on and 96 hours off.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
– High School or equivalency diploma.
– Arkansas Paramedic License; Nationally Registered Paramedic preferred.
– Current CPR and ACLS certification with the American Heart Association.
– Valid Arkansas Driver’s License.
– Motor Vehicle Operators record which complies with Vital Link standards.
– Must be 19 years of age.
– Demonstrated ability in teamwork, communication, writing, and relating skills

Go to www.vitallinkems.org to download application.
Submit applications to lgalligher@vitallinkems.org or mail applications to 1033 EMS
Drive, Batesville, AR. 72501.

Baxter Regional Medical Center Paramedic Job Opening EMT-P / $1,500 Per Two (2) Year Sign On Bonus Available!*

BRMC, located in Mountain Home AR, in the beautiful Twin Lakes Region of the Ozarks, is a 268 all private bed facility.  As the largest employer in Baxter County it has over 1700 employees.  As the region’s premier healthcare facility, the most advanced technology is utilized, such as the state’s first 3-D Mammogram, the nation’s first 3-D Mobile Mammography Unit, superD Navigation System and da Vinci Surgical System, as well as 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
Do you have a strong sense of empathy and compassion? Are you an excellent listener and communicator?  Are you passionate about giving safe, quality care to every patient every time?  Do you enjoy being challenged and working within a team environment that promotes individual professional growth?  If you answered “Yes” to the questions above, we would like to talk to you about our rewarding emergency medical technician opportunities!
In this position you must demonstrate knowledge of Basic and Advanced Life Support Theory and skills as it relates to our clinical area. Must also be knowledgeable in the use of all equipment utilized in the department, as well as demonstrate proficiency in practical skills such as, but not limited to, medication administration, intubation, EKG monitoring/interpretation and establishing IV access. Knowldege in the Theory and Practice of E.M.S. operations is a must, as is familiarity with standard protocols and continually maintain a professional working relationship with ER staff, physicians, EMT’s and dispatchers.
Requirements:
  • Current Arkansas EMT-P certification.
  • Current ACLS and BCLS certified.
  • Approximately 1500 hours previous experience as an EMT-A or EMT-P.
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Current Arkansas drivers license  Record must meet and maintain all requirements set forth by the hospital insurance carrier.

 

Previous experience preferred but not required.
Schedule:  24 Hour Shifts
Safety Sensitive Designation:
This position is deemed safety sensitive in accordance with Arkansas Act 593 governing Medical Marijuana. 

BRMC offers competitive wages and an extensive benefits package:  medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term insurances, as well as a retirement plan and numerous other advantages. https://pm.healthcaresource.com/cs/baxter#/job/1547

624 Hospital Drive,
Mountain Home, AR 72653
(870) 508-1000

Brian Dodd Moore EMT# 22469

Brian Dodd Moore age 77, of Fairfield Bay, AR died on March 20, 2019. He was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on August 29, 1941 to Douglas and Rose (Dodd) Moore. After graduating high school Brian attended the University of Missouri in 1963, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Soon after graduation he was drafted into the Army and served two years in Vietnam, as a Personnel Specialist. Brian went to work for McDonald Douglas in St Louis, Missouri as a purchasing agent for 28 years before attending Lindenwood University, in Saint Charles, Missouri to receive a Master’s in Business Administration. He spent ten years as a college professor at Columbia College in St Louis, Missouri.

He retired to Fairfield Bay, AR in 2001. The lake was his playground. He loved to water ski and would teach anyone who was willing to learn. Brian was invited to join the volunteer ambulance service in Fairfield Bay where he soon became an EMT and served as Captain eight of his twelve years. He loved serving his community and being a former member of the Lion’s Club and Rotary. Brian was elected to serve two terms on the Community Club Board of Directors, where he served as Treasurer. Brian was a member of SASS and competed in Cowboy shooting for six years at Outlaw Camp in Heber Springs, Arkansas. He also competed in Regional and State Championships. Brian enjoyed being a part of Dining Dozen, traveling to Treasure Lake Resort in Branson to camp, playing miniature golf, going to Destin, Florida, playing cards and spending time with his extended family from Velvet Ridge and Texas. He was a member of Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church where he was Secretary for the Kirk’s Men Club.

Brian is survived by his wife, Rebecca, they were the first couple married at the Conference Center on November 5, 2013, by Paul Wellenberger, her children, Kenn (Tonya) Robert (Chana) Chris (Amy) and Chad (Michelle) Hanle and grandchildren, Ashlan, Ian, Lilli, Ethan, Ramsey, Finn, Aspen, Tristan, Sydney, Gunnar, Devyn, Destinee, Payton, Faith, Justin, Jessie and great grandchildren, Kealee, Adalyn, Avery and Harper. Brian is survived by his daughter, Kim Danaher (Lenny) from his marriage to his first love Karen, who died young from breast cancer and their children, Amy, Sean and Evan. He was super proud of his grandchildren and their accomplishments. Amy was the fourth generation to graduate from Mizzou and is now a school teacher in Missouri. Sean graduates as a meteorologist from Mizzou in May. He always bragged about Evan, who became an Eagle Scout at age fifteen.

Please join us in celebrating his life on April 6, 2019 at Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian Church in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas at 3 p.m.