Archive for September, 2013


Newport is seeking a Paramedic/Firefighter.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Paramedic will provide 911 and ambulance transportation services to the surrounding area. They work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to help prevent fires and accidents. Requires HS diploma or GED, valid DL and clean record. Must be 21 and pass drug screen, background check, and physical. Must have current paramedic license or be able to obtain license in Arkansas. Must be firefighter I, II certified; if not we will help obtain this level of certification. Salary: around $36,000 annually. Applications available at the Newport central fire station 1206 Hwy 67 N. Please call for more information at Chiefs office (870)523-3331 or Fire station (870) 523-2895

EMT Position at White River EMS, Inc.

White River EMS, Inc. is located in a rural county with 1 level IV hospital. Jackson County population is estimated at 17,866.

White River EMS, Inc. performs emergency and non-emergency calls / transfers as well as hospital-to-hospital transports. White River EMS, Inc. strives to provide the best patient care possible.

White River EMS, seeking applications for emergency medical tech (EMT) with the minimum requirements: high school diploma / GED, age 21, must have valid drivers license with a clean driving history, valid EMT license, and must be able to pass a drug screen, background check and physical.

White River EMS, Inc. benefits include: employee health insurance (after probation period), paid vacation time (after probation period) and an option to set up a retirement plan, salary based upon experience.

Interested parties need to mail resume to:
White River EMS, Inc.
1811 North Pecan Street
Newport, AR 72112
Attention: Johnathan Dunn

To request an application call 870-523-3908

Benefit Dinner for Joe Stephens and Family, Sep. 21 in DeQueen

Joe Stephens

Joe Stephens

Joe was stung by a wasp on August 4th and had an anaphylactic reaction and suffered Respiratory Arrest, also causing an anoxic brain injury. He was airlifted to Wadley. Joe is currently receiving Inpatient Rehab. He will then need to go to a brain injury rehab facility. Joe is employed by Air Evac Lifeteam and serves in the Arkansas National Guard. He has touched many lives while working in EMS. Please help us support our brother Joe and his family.

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Chicken Dinner $6.00, begins at 6:00 pm.
Auction to begin at 7:00 pm, followed by a live band.

Arkansas National Guard Armory
706 N. Lakeside
DeQueen, AR 71832

Donations can be sent to:

Joe Stephens
1223 W. Altena
DeQueen, AR 71832

If you have any questions or would like to make a donation, please contact:

  • Nichia Davis 870-784-0953
  • Megan McMahen 870-784-4747
  • Anna Bivins 479-234-9492

Download a flyer for the event here.