Archive for September, 2012

Arkansas Trauma System Webinar

The Arkansas Trauma System recently held a webinar to present A Case Study of the Landmark Public Health and Safety Achievements of the 2009 Arkansas Legislative Session.

You can view the recording of the webinar or download the presentation using the link below.

Presentation Slides

View & Listen to the Webinar Recording

Nevada County Ambulance Service Poker Run

The Nevada County Ambulance Service invites you to the 2nd annual J.D. Fontenot EMS Scholarship Poker Run on October 13, 2012 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. The poker run will be $10.00 per person or $15.00 per motorcycle.  There will also be food and fun for the whole family. See the attached document for more information.

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


Air Evac Lifeteam – Outreach Education

Air Evac Lifeteam is very pleased to announce to you and your agency, their Outreach Education classes. Please see the attached Outreach brochure for a list of the classes being offered. Individuals may participate regardless of their professional affiliation. A small fee is assessed for all certification classes to ensure compliance with federal regulations and ensure attendance of registered participants. Over 50 one-hour courses are offered free of charge.

These continuing education classes are approved by Air Evac EMS, Inc., and organization accredited by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS). CECBEMS is the national accrediting body for EMS continuing education courses and course providers. National Registry of EMT’s (NREMT) and the State of Arkansas accept CECBEMS classes.

If your agency would like more information about these offerings or to host a class at your facility, please contact Michael Laws at (870) 818-1036 or Donald Reed at (417) 274-7742.

Air Evac Lifeteam Outreach Brochure

Robert "Bobby" Warren Gates

August 21, 1962 – September 14, 2012

Robert "Bobby" Warren Gates

Robert "Bobby" Warren Gates

Robert “Bobby” Warren Gates, 50, died unexpectedly on Friday, September 14, 2012. He was born on Tuesday, August 21, 1962 in Conway, to Charles and Sue (White) Gates.

He was a graduate of Conway High School and earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He served as a UCA police officer for several years prior to taking a position with Stanley Black and Decker. At the time of his death he was Senior National Account Manager of Stanley Security Solutions. He served Faulkner County as a Deputy Coroner for 25 years. He was a licensed EMT- Intermediate and instructor for over 30 years.

Mr. Gates was a member of Pleasant Valley Church of Christ in Little Rock. He was a member of Prine Sport Club in East Lake, Arkansas and an avid duck hunter.

He is survived by his wife Suzanne (Rossi) Gates; his beloved dog, Katie; previously mentioned parents; brother, Ronnie Gates; nephew, Luke Gates all of Conway; father- and mother- in- law, Robert and Vernelle Rossi; brother- and sister-in -law Michael and Pam Rossi; and nieces, Rachel and Rebecca Rossi all of Little Rock.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents; Carl and Jewel (Fortner) White and Howard and Eloise Gates.


Cody Michael Hugh Bradley

Cody Michael Hugh Bradley

Cody Michael Hugh Bradley

Cody Michael Hugh Bradley, aged 24 of Quitman, was shot and killed in his home early Monday morning, August 20th, 2012. Cody was a volunteer firefighter and First Responder with the Cove Creek Pearson Fire Department and had served with the department for the past three years.

Cody joined our department in 2009 and instantly became one of the most active members of the department and one of the most well-loved. Cody became a live-in fireman for a while and created quite the bachelor pad at our Main Station. In doing so he also became the most responsive member of the department. In 2010 Cody responded to more calls than any other firefighter except for the chief.

Having Cody around at the station all the time became a pleasure to us all. Cody did not limit himself to Cove Creek calls either. When I was working for NorthStar EMS we got a call one night and when we turned in the driveway, there was Cody, smiling away, gloves on, ready to help and we were sure glad to see him, too. Cody also responded for Greers Ferry.

When I told the guys that I was asked to write something up about Cody they were thrilled. Cody loved people and he loved life no matter where he was or what he was doing, he was in love. Continued

ATERF presents Mass Casualty Disaster Experience

Check out this course from the Arkansas Trauma Education and Research Foundation. This Mass Casualty Incident Disaster Experience includes a cadaver and high fidelity simulator lab. The course will be held Oct. 3, 2012 from 7:45 am to 4:30 pm at the Medical Education and Research Institute in Memphis, TN. See the flyer for full details.

ATERF Mass Casualty Cadaver Lab Class

Arkansas Trauma Education and Research Foundation PHTLS Courses

The Arkansas Trauma Education and Research Foundation has announced a number of its popular Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) courses for now through February 2013. See the attached schedule for full details.

ATERF PHTLS Fall and Winter 2012-13 Course Schedule

2013 AEMTA Conference Planning Committee

Here is your planning committee for the 2013 AEMTA EMS Conference. The conference is scheduled for July 31 – August 4, 2013 in Hot Springs, Ark.

2013 AEMTA Conference Planning Committee

"Questions answered" from past President Keith Edmonds

I want to take a moment and share with my EMS family a few things that are on my mind and address several questions that have been brought to me from you guys and gals.

The AEMTA is YOUR Association! It is the duty and responsibility of the Board of Directors to answer to you as a member and to ensure that the membership, as a whole, is fed to their desires. The AEMTA is not a place for personal agendas and desires of just one or two people, it is a demand of the membership to move our Profession forward in a way that paints Arkansas EMS as one of the most Professional organizations in Arkansas. When the AEMTA Board of Directors agreed to provide a one year free membership to each licensed individual in Arkansas, it was to bring our Profession together as a family in moving us forward to reaching the goals that we, as a group desired. It is vitally important that you, as a member, respond to your Board of Directors with the situations you are faced with as well as the desires you have to benefit you as an EMS Professional. It is also the duty of the AEMTA to work with each EMS organization in Arkansas on their needs and desires as well. Whether it is the Arkansas Ambulance Association, the Arkansas Department of Health – Section of EMS, Arkansas Department of Health – Section of Trauma, the Governor’s Advisory Committee on EMS, the Trauma Advisory Committee or the Trauma Regional Advisory Committees, the AEMTA must provide the support to these agencies in moving us forward with the goals of you, the member. Not only is the AEMTA supported by the membership, it is also supported by each and every organization I have listed as well as others I am sure that I have forgotten.