Archive for April, 2013

Boater's Safety Course May 15 in Gum Springs


boater-safetyThere will be a Boater’s Safety Course at the Clark County Training Center in Gum Springs on May 15th at 6pm for anyone who is interested in Arkansas Fire Boat School or has a fire boat at their department and needs the certification.

Please RSVP by May 10th so the instructors can bring the needed material.

Contact: Mikki Hastings
Clark County Office of Emergency Management
Office: 870-246-0013

Implementation of National EMS Education Standards Workshop

The National Association of EMS Educators in Partnership with Arkansas EMT Instructor Society

NEMS Ed Standards Workshop FlyerSaturday June 22, 2013
Hours – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The program designed by NAEMSE will provide a framework upon which Arkansas EMS educators will clearly understand the intent of the National Education Standards. This workshop will include the knowledge and skills needed to be taught and learned in the classroom. The program will look at the standards themselves for clarity and understanding. It will review ways to develop curriculum, classroom activities and lessons that address the content of the standards in ways that enhance student learning. The program is an eight hour instructional presentation led by an experienced team of educators who will assist you to fully understand the components of the National Education Standards.

Download the workshop flyer here.

EMS Week May 19-25

EMS Week 2013

To all EMS, Fire, First responders and Law Enforcement:

It is that time of year again to recognize and say THANK YOU to all who respond or assist with the call of the sick and injured for the citizens in the great State of Arkansas. This is our week!!

We will also be having our 2nd Annual induction into the Arkansas EMS Hall of Fame. So we are asking all services that are involved in EMS, one way or another (Ambulances, Fire/Rescue units, POV’s, Law enforcement, etc.) to come join us on MAY 22, 2013 on the East Side of the War Memorial Stadium starting at 0830. We will start the parade at 0930 which will go from the stadium to the State Capital. Then once at the State Capital, we will have a short program commemorating Arkansas EMS and National EMS week. After the ceremony we ask everyone to come join us for an open house and some refreshments at the Section of EMS.

So come on out and make some noise and show everybody in Little Rock we are proud of who we are and what we do!!

View the Parade of Lights Agenda >>

James "Jack" Hackney EMT# 437

December 31, 1950 – April 13, 2013

James Hackney

James "Jack" Hackney

James “Jack” Hackney, 62, of Fort Smith, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 in a Fort Smith hospital. He was a former Sebastian County EMS Director, and retired Fort Smith EMS Director. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and the Vietnam War being awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, two Army Commendation Medals for Heroism, and one Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Achievement. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his wife, Gayle; three daughters, Nicki Blankenship and husband, Craig of Greenwood, Jennifer Cates and husband, Darrell of Russellville, and Jessica Hackney of Greenwood; one son, Shane Spaulding of Sallisaw; his parents, Luke and Robbie Davis of Greenwood; two brothers, Jim Hackney of Greenwood and Jackie Davis and wife, Heather of Greenwood; two sisters, Darlene Hayden of Greenwood and Brenda Brooner and husband, Chuck of Poway, CA; one sister-in-law, Bethany Davis of Greenwood, and six grandchildren, Matthew and Emma Blankenship, McKenzie, Marcus and Danika Spaulding, and Madeline Cates. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jimmie Davis and Randy Davis, and a granddaughter, Hannah Blankenship.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or Stepping Stones School, Alma AR.


Caleb Read Satterlee – EMT# 25819

January 28, 1989 – April 11, 2013

Caleb Read Satterlee

Caleb Read Satterlee

Caleb Read Satterlee, age 24 of Monticello passed away Thursday, April 11 in Drew County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born January 28, 1989 in Pine Bluff, AR.

He was employed by the Pine Bluff Fire Department – Station1and was of the Baptist faith. He loved his job and was very dedicated to his fellow firemen and his unit. He was a licensed EMT, an avid hunter and fisherman and was preceded in death by his grandfather, Marvin Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Halbert Satterlee of Monticello; his parents, Bryant Perry Satterlee and Kristi Lee Kellum Satterlee of Monticello; his sister, Ellie Tyler Satterlee of Monticello; two step-brothers, Shaun Perry Satterlee and Hickory Shane Satterlee both of Warren; his grandparents, Hot and Jo Kellum and Shelby Williams all of Monticello.


Matthew Steven Simpson – EMT# 23653

May 13, 1965 – April 4, 2013

Matthew Steven Simpson

Matthew Steven Simpson

Matthew Steven Simpson, 47, of Hot Springs, a loving husband, devoted father andfriend of a multitude passed away Thursday April 4, 2013. He was born May 13, 1965in Bedford, Pennsylvania, to Marshall Roy Simpson and Mae Belle (Gaster) Minerich.Matthew was the fire chief of Lake Hamilton Fire Department. He worked for theArkansas Forestry Commission as the State Fire Wise Coordinator where he wasinstrumental in the operations of the forestry’s local air wing division during emergencyoperations. He was an instructor at the Arkansas Fire Academy and continued as anadjunct instructor.

Matthew was also a master plumber and owned S & M Plumbing. He became aplumbing inspector and a plan reviewer for the Arkansas Department of Health. He lovedrebuilding and restoring old tractors and was known to many as “Tractor Matt”. Matthew was a compassionate man who was obsessed with helping others. He also was a longtime, faithful member of the Methodist faith.

Matthew is preceded in death by his mother.

Survivors include his father; wife, Suellen Simpson; son, Matthew William Simpson;sisters, Belinda Bagby, Lorrie Hard; grandchildren, Taylor Thompson and Faith Chilldresand grandmother Marguerite Simpson.
Memorial donations may be made to the Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial Fund.

Notice of Nominations for Officers

Notice of Nominations for the following Officer postions on the AEMTA Board:

Vice President
Member at Large Director
Board Member at Large

Nominations or Letters of Intent to run for an Officers position MUST be submitted (postmarked) by midnight on June 2, 2013

Mail all submissions to:

Donald Reed, Election Chairman
1034 Banner Street NW
Camden, Arkansas 71701