Archive for October, 2012

AEMTA Needs Your Feedback on Conference Planning

The AEMTA Conference Planning Committee wants to hear from you on the subject of preconference workshops. We have a short survey that will take you less than 5 minutes to complete. Your feedback will help us as we consider topics for preconference workshops for the 2013 and future conferences.

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Martin Henry "Marty" Stumbaugh EMT# 15898

November 28, 1973 – October 8, 2012

Martin Henry 'Marty' Stumbaugh

Martin Henry 'Marty' Stumbaugh

Martin Henry “Marty” Stumbaugh, age 38, of Cabot, passed away October 8, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born November 28, 1973 in Searcy to the late Arnold and Barbara Stumbaugh, Sr. He is also preceded in death by one sister Netta Bevill. Marty graduated from Cabot High School in 1993, he was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, member of the Republican party, former Justice of the Peace for district 13 in Lonoke County, former Constable in York Town Ship for two terms, member of Kiwanis, President Cabot Jaycees, President of Cabot Professional Fire Fighters Association local # 4544, He was a Fire Fighter/EMT for the city of Cabot since February 10 1992, also a member of the Sherwood Fire Department, was a graduate of Arkansas Fire Academy, Fire Company Officer, Fire Arson Inspector, Confined Space Rescuer, Hazardous Materials Operator, Auto Extrication, and member of the Fire Service Leadership.

Marty is survived by his wife Mindy Stumbaugh; son Mason Cole Stumbaugh; and daughter Macy Paige Stumbaugh, all of the home. Two sisters: Karla Pipkin (Don) of Cabot, Robbin Waller (Micky) of Cabot; three brothers: Corky Stumbaugh (Sharon) of Sheridan, Stubby Stumbaugh of Cabot and Stewart Stumbaugh (Tammy) of Yellville; along with many nieces, nephews and other family members and dear friends.


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.


Vehicle Extrication Course Recap

The AEMTA recently sponsored Vehicle Rescue Courses in Pine Bluff which consisted of 4 classes (Ultimate Vehicle Rescue Train-the-Trainer, VX 2012 Level 1- Extrication A-Z, VX 2012 Level 2 – Multiple Vehicle and Mass Casualty and VX 2012 Heavy Rescue – Large Vehicle, Trucks and Busses) and was taught by Todd Hoffman from Scene of the Accident.

The series of classes prepared all responders (Fire, EMS, and First Responders) for 2012 and beyond. New steels, new designs, Alternative fuels, advance restraint systems, high voltages and high pressure devices were covered in detail. We were taught the newest techniques and procedures required to safely and efficiently extricate patients from the stronger, more hi-tech vehicles. The classes gave hands-on skills needed to identify hazards, use equipment, and apply techniques to support and participate in the rescue. This included new rapid extrication techniques, MCI and multiple vehicle situations, and dealing with large trucks and vehicles.


Firefighters for the Cure: A Benefit for Hearts on Fire

Fire Truck Pull Flyer - Click to Enlarge

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On October 12-13, 2012, the Conway Fire Department will host a special event in downtown Conway, Arkansas, called Firefighters for the Cure. The event will prove to be a fun filled weekend for the entire family. There will be a 5K race, a fire truck pull competition, a survivor’s parade, vendor booths, and headliner entertainment. The event will kick off Friday evening at 5PM with a pasta party at Mike’s Place, and race participants can pick up their packets across the street at Simon Park. After this, participants can enjoy the block party including entertainment provided by Yesteryear, a local band. The fire truck pull competition will also begin on Friday.

The Men for Mammaries 5K will begin on Saturday morning at 8:00AM. Men and women of all ages are invited to participate.

At noon the survivor’s parade will begin at the Bank of America building. Firefighters from across the state will escort breast cancer survivors and survivors of childhood cancers. Honor guards, bag pipers, and new and antique fire trucks from across the state will also be invited to be a part of the parade. Donna Terrell from Fox 16 News will serve as the Grand Marshall.

Throughout the day, there will be activities such as the fire truck pull competition; food, merchandise, and information vendor booths; and a dunking booth with politicians participating. Entertainment will be provided on the Kris Allen stage throughout the day including performances by Luke Williams at 5:30, Cory Lamb at 7:00, and Riverbilly at 8:30.

If you would like more information about this event, please contact Mark McEntire at 501-514-0237 or