Archive for August, 2013

Paramedic/Firefighter – City of West Memphis Fire Department

The City of West Memphis is seeking Paramedic/Firefighter. These are full time positions with benefits. Paramedic will provide outstanding 911 and ambulance transportation services to the surrounding area, and when working as Firefighters they respond to emergency situations and primarily protect people, the environment and property from all types of accident and emergencies. They work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to help prevent fires and accidents occurring in the first place.

Education, Experience and Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Possess a valid Driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Must be 18 years of age and pass a drug screen, background check, physical, psychological evaluation, and agility test.
  • Must have an Arkansas Paramedic license or be able to obtain reciprocity as Arkansas Paramedic.

Salary: non-exempt $45,336 annually

Applications are available at the City of West Memphis Human Resources Department:

604 E. Cooper – West Memphis, AR or call (870) 732-7600. Deadline for submitting is August 30, 2013 4: 30 p.m. either by mail or in person.

Mailing Address is: PO Box 1868 – West Memphis, AR 72303.

RSI Staff Augmentation for LA BEMS

Response Systems, Inc (RSI) is actively recruiting individuals and TEAMS for potential deployment to Louisiana to assist the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (LA BEMS) in management process, in advance, of a major hurricane or other disaster incident responses. RSI has been providing medical mass evacuation assistance to states along the Gulf Coast for the past six years.

Individuals and Teams deployed are on an “as needed” basis. Events requiring activation generally occur in late summer. Hurricane “season” is June thru November. Pay scales are dependent upon experience, certifications and role or position. Additional bonuses are available based upon prompt-ness and length of stay. Additional information and application can be found on their web site:

You can also find more information about this opportunity in the attached flyer.

Gavin Leon Wright – EMT #20876

December 8, 1979 – August 9, 2013

Gavin Wright

Gavin Wright

Gavin Leon Wright, 33, of Benton, passed away August 9, 2013. He was born December 8, 1979 in Little Rock to Rick Wright and Karen Wilson Wright. He retired as Captain from the Little Rock Fire Department after 11 years of service. Gavin graduated from Benton High School in 1998. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Floyd and Willie Wright, Evelyn Marie and George Hart, and Guy Leon Wilson.

He is survived by his wife, Kim Wright of Benton, son, Kasen Samuel Wright and daughter, Kyla Anne Wright, both of Benton, parents, Rick Wright and wife, Bunny of Cabot, mother, Karen Wright of Benton, brothers, Richard Wright of Bryant and Sean Wright of Fayetteville.

Memorials may be made to the Fire Fighters Memorial Fund or American Cancer Society.