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Arkansas EMS Hall of Fame Nomination

The Arkansas EMT Association is accepting nominations for the Arkansas EMS Hall of Fame.  If you would like to nominate someone for this honor please click on the link below. (Deadline for submission is May 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm)

https://aemta.formstack.com/forms/halloffame

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2013 Vendor Hall Wall of Memories
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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Arkansas EMS Hall of Fame Nomination

The Arkansas EMT Association is accepting nominations for the Arkansas EMS Hall of Fame.  If you would like to nominate someone for this honor please click on the link below. (Deadline for submission is May 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm)

https://aemta.formstack.com/forms/halloffame

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.

 

Arthur Evans Jr. Retired Lieutenant Firefighter/Paramedic (EMT# Not Available)

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January 9, 1946 – April 1, 2019

Arthur Evans Jr., 73, of Cabot, passed away on April 1, 2019. He was born on January 9, 1946 to Arthur Sr and Edith Evans.

Junior was a Vietnam Army Veteran and retired from the Jacksonville Fire Department after 34 years of service. He was a charter member of Lifeline Fellowship Church in Austin. Junior enjoyed working on small engines, fishing and collecting coins and relics.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Junior is survived by his wife, Joyce Evans; one son, Mark Evans (Kerri); three grandchildren, Hunter Evans, Bailee Evans-Stewart (Tom), and Brianna Evans; one great grandson, Noah Stewart; one brother, Robin Anthony Evans; and several other family members and friends.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2-4PM at Roller-Owens Funeral Home, 5509 JFK, and North Little Rock.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 2PM at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Evans Family Cemetery in Cabot

2019 EMS Week Parade of Lights

Brenda Kay Summers Davis EMT#6176

Brenda Kay Summers Davis EMT# 6176

OCTOBER 29, 1947 ~ MARCH 24, 2019 (AGE 71)

Brenda K. Summers Davis, 71, of Beech Grove, went to be with the Lord Sunday, March 24, 2019.  She was born October 29, 1947, in Light, to Ira Leland and Sylvia Jewel Davis.  Brenda was a lifetime member of Light Baptist Church.  She worked as an LPN at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center for 40 years, an EMT, and as an EMT instructor.  Brenda’s passion was caring for others.  She enjoyed sharing her talents with others by creating different programs.  She was seen as a small town celebrity and loved serving her community.  Above all Brenda loved the Lord and her family.  Her greatest joy in life was being a mother and grandmother. 

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her son and daughter in law, Vernon and Judy Summers of Conway, Arkansas; daughter and son in law, Theresa and Timothy Eason of Paragould; brother, Leland Davis; sisters, Barbara Hill; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

 The family will receive friends Wednesday, March 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be Thursday, March 28, at 10:00 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home with Tommy Stacey officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery.

The Greene County Rescue Squad and Law Enforcement will have the honor to serve as pallbearers.

To continue in the tradition of Brenda’s giving nature, the family request you consider making a lasting memorial to Light Baptist Church, 16769 Highway 412, Walnut Ridge, AR  72476.

Robert Elvis Burnett – EMT# 10720

Robert Burnett, 54 of Guntown, Mississippi passed away March 3, 2019. He was born December 15, 1964 in Los Angeles, California and was the son of the late, Charles Allen Burnett and Artie Geraldine Jones Burnett.

Robert was Catholic by faith and was an EMT-Paramedic. Robert was a kind person who loved his work and saving lives. Robert loved teaching EMS and first responders. He enjoyed collecting old items of any kind, decorating Christmas tree was his favorite, and he was known to put up as many as 6 Christmas trees in one year. He loved going to yard sales and browse for something new that he did not have yet. He loved to spoil the grandkids and shop online for their Christmas. Robert loved teaching EMS and first responders.

Survivors are his spouse Miles R. Whitehead, his children, Brooklyn Ann Burnett of Guntown, MS and Cory Auston Snow of Arkansas, Roger Whitehead of Guntown, Mississippi, Jennifer Harris of Guntown, Mississippi and Beth Howard of Guntown, Mississippi, two brothers, Charles Allen Burnett of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and Roy Alvin Burnett of Texas and three sisters, Pattie Ann Burnett-Bonnes of Douglassville, Texas, Marilyn Lee Burnett of Linden, Texas and Mary Burnett and Eleven grandchildren.

AEMTA 2019 Vendor/Sponsor Registration

 

Vendor/Sponsor information/registration has been posted, please follow the link below for more information and to sign up.

conference.aemta.org

 

The 2019 AEMTA Symposium & Trade Show

The 2019 AEMTA Symposium & Trade Show theme this year is about First Responders Mental Health and EMS Suicide Awareness along with BSI-Scene Safety.

Here are 3 links that discuss “Mental Health and Suicide of First Responders”  

Mental Health and Suicide of First Responders – Wednesday January 2nd, 2019

Episode 7: Mental Health and Suicide of First Responders

Study reveals roadblocks to mental health counseling in first responders

https://www.ems1.com/mental-health/articles/393209048-Study-reveals-roadblocks-to-mental-health-counseling-in-first-responders/

Research Analysis: More than 1-in-20 EMT deaths are due to suicide

https://www.ems1.com/suicide/articles/392878048-Research-Analysis-More-than-1-in-20-EMT-deaths-are-due-to-suicide/

 

 

 

Obituary for Thomas Sanford Norton, Sr. EMT#15120

Thomas Norton, Sr., 65, of Hot Springs, went to be with the Lord on January 26, 2019. He was born September 29, 1953 in Hot Springs to the late Sanford and Lola Norton. Thomas was a member of Lakeshore Heights Baptist Church. Thomas enjoyed western movies, starring John Wayne and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Loving survivors include his wife, Karen Norton, of Hot Springs; son, Thomas (Teresa) Sanford, Jr., of Magnet Cove; brother, Randy Norton, of Hot Springs; step-daughters, Marcie (Stephen) Newberry, of Jonesboro, Sarah (Jason) Saragusa, of Pea Ridge, Elisabeth (Joe) Flowers, of Oark and Angela (Toby) Hibbs, of Conway; and 7 grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Caruth-Hale Funeral Home with Pastor Horace Gray officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Eureka Springs EMS, First Responder Conference & Spring Fling

Below is the schedule for the 2019 Conference, and the link to register.

http://www.cvent.com/d/3bqh8y