Archive for March, 2009

Fall 2009 EMS Scholarship Application Period Open

Policy and application revisions have been completed and the Arkansas Ambulance Association is pleased to once again accept applications for EMT and paramedic scholarships. To obtain an application and program guidelines, click on the links below.

FALL 2009 COURSES… Applications due by JULY 10, 2009

For ArAA EMS Scholarship Program information or questions, please contact

Donald Shull, Chairman
ArAA EMS Scholarship Program
1115 S. Benton St.
Searcy, AR 72143

PHONE: (501) 268-2353
FAX: (501) 268-7026


2009 AEMTA Instructor Society Instructor Retreat

The 2009 AEMTA Instructor Society Instructor Retreat will be April 18, 2009 in North Little Rock at Camp Robinson. Attendees will not only gain new teaching strategies and tips, but will also get a glimpse inside one of Arkansas’s military bases.

Sessions include:

  • Information about upcoming changes in National Emergency Medical Services education (1 hr CEU)
  • A hands-on scavenger hunt to teach you how to use everyday items to “cook-up” some teaching aids (2 hrs CEU)
  • Go inside the human psyche to explore student personality (1 hr CEU)
  • The Civil Support Team (CST) will give us new insight into resources available to EMS (2 hrs CEU)


Fire/EMS Society Update

Fire/EMS SocietyThe Arkansas Fire EMS Society of the Arkansas EMT Association met Saturday, March 15, 2009 at the Spring Fling in Morrilton.  We discussed several issues, including the formation of the competition committee for conference, the formation of the committee for merchandise sales for conference, and the possibility of changing the society bylaws concerning the Board of Directors.  Continued

Order your AEMTA Cookbook today!

AEMTA Cookbook: Team EMS FavoritesThe new AEMTA Team EMS Favorites cookbook is available for you to buy online! Click the link below for more information!

ArAA Hosts Fifth Annual “Stars of Life” Celebration

11 EMS professionals honored at State Capitol

2009 Stars of Life<br />(click to enlarge)

2009 Stars of Life(click to enlarge)

Recently, the Arkansas Ambulance Association held its fifth annual “Stars of Life” celebration in Little Rock.  “Stars of Life” is a special recognition program conducted by the Arkansas Ambulance Association in cooperation with the American Ambulance Association. On Thursday, February 26, 2009, eleven individuals from across the state gathered in Little Rock for a day of activities designed to recognize their heroic and commendable actions as part of the emergency medical services (EMS) system. Each “Star” was recognized in a ceremony held at the State Capitol. Honorees and their sponsors spent the day learning more about the state’s EMS system, visiting with key stakeholders, industry leaders, and law makers. The Stars were introduced and honored at a luncheon and returned to the Capitol where they were introduced in both the Senate and House Chambers. NAEMT National President Pat Moore also attended the luncheon.

The 2009 Stars of Life honorees include: