Archive for October, 2013

EMTs Wanted at Southern Paramedic/Southern Care

Southern Paramedic/Southern Care is currently seeking Arkansas EMTs.  We are willing to discuss employment with EMTs trying to get started in EMS regardless of age.  Full benefits package.  Starting pay 24K not counting up at night time.

To apply visit:

Tony "Jr." G. McSpadden EMT# 21225

Tony "Jr." G. McSpadden

Tony “Jr.” G. McSpadden

February 5, 1967 – October 24, 2013

Tony G. McSpadden JR., 46, of Mt. Vernon passed from this life on October, 24, 2013. He was born on February 5, 1967 to Tony and Yvonne McSpadden in Little Rock, AR. Tony loved life and spending time with his friends and family, served as a Paramedic with MEMS, and was a member of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of ten years, Lisa, one son; Noah, brother, David McSpadden (Penny), fourteen nieces and nephews, a host of aunts and uncles, and numerous friends. Tony is preceded in death by his grandparents.

Condolences can be sent to the family at
In Lieu of Flowers Donations may be made to the Centennial Bank “In Memory of Tony McSpadden” account in Conway, AR.

Conference Wrap Up

Dwayne Aalseth

Dwayne Aalseth

Well another conference has come and gone and as usual you have made it a success. And as usual there are parts of the conference we need to address. By your reviews we had a very good conference and most enjoyed our 2013 conference in Hot Springs the birth place of the AEMTA. So I hope you accept my challenge to bring one person to conference that has never attended before, and make this a yearly EMS family reunion. From competitions, opening ceremonies, to the banquet we had a great conference and look forward to next year. We saw two very prominent Arkansas EMS providers inducted into the Arkansas Hall of Fame in Janie Kennedy and KC Jones.  We saw the first female participant in the table of honor (Tonia Hale). We saw the birth of Dumas EMS’s child in the EMS Challenge go center stage. I hope all that attended had fun and thank those who worked the streets so others could be there. Continued

AEMTA Voting Instructions for President Election


Due to discrepancies in the previous election, the AEMTA Board of Directors unanimously voted to hold a re-election of the office of President (this was the only contested office).  During the General Membership meeting, a motion was made to suspend the bylaws in reference to elections.  This motion was passed by those present.  With the motion, the Board voted to utilize VoteNet to hold this re-election.

Voting Information

Voting Dates:  October 14, 2013 starting at 12:00 a.m. – October 28, 2013 ending at 11:59 p.m.

Website to Vote:

VoteNet Login Instructions

Once you use the above link and are at the ballot homepage you will be required to login.  (Note:  Usernames and passwords are NOT case sensitive.)

Username:   Your username is comprised of your first name initial and last name (for example, John Doe = jdoe).  The username is based on either your AEMTA Membership or your Arkansas EMS professional license.

Some things you should consider with your username are:

1) Your first name may either be the name you use every day or your legal first name depending on how you are registered with the state or the AEMTA.

2) If you have a two name last name it has been put together for your username (for example, John Del Rio = jdelrio).

3) If you use your maiden name in your last name then your username will use the last listed last name (for example, Jane Doe Smith or Jane Doe-Smith = jsmith).

Password: Your password is your Arkansas EMS professional number or your AEMTA membership number.  (For example, John Doe’s EMS professional license number is 99999 so this is his password or Jane Doe’s AEMTA membership number is FR9999 so this is her password.)

If your Arkansas EMS professional number falls between 1 – 999, place zeros in from of the number to create four (4) digits (for example, 1 = 0001, 99 = 0099, and 999 = 0999).

Voting or Username/Password Assistance

Should you need any assistance with your username or password please e-mail  Please remember that there are over 7,000 voting members so we will return every message as soon as possible.

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William "Bill" J. Edgin EMT#16210

January 10, 1967 – September 25, 2013

William J. “Bill” Edgin, Sr. 46, of Roland, AR passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013 he was born on January 10, 1967 in Lawton, OK.

William loved being a paramedic and helping people, along with also being an avid hunter.

He is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Missy Edgin, of Roland, his mother Bobbie (Fite) Edgin, of Roland, Three sons; William Joseph, Gabriel Donald and Michael Ralph Edgin, all of Roland, AR, nephew, Jeff and his wife Tiffany Lontok, great nephews Jackson Lonton and Mason Eslick and a host of aunts, uncle, cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Walter Ralph (Buddy) Edgin and a sister Tina Lontok.

Private service at a later date arrangements by Roller-Chenal Funeral Home 13801 Chenal Parkway, Little Rock, AR (501)224-8300.