Archive for March, 2014

Arkansas Stroke Registry Quality Improvement


Arkansas Stroke Registry Quality Improvement Conference

Thursday May 29, 2014 From 9:00am to 4:00pm

This is a free event and EMS personnel that attend will receive 4 hours of CE credits

St. Bernards Medical Center-Stroud Hall
225 E. Jackson Avenue, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Northeast Region

Click links below for the Flyer and Agenda

ASR QI Conference Flyer May 29, 2014
ASR QI Conference Agenda May 29, 2014

Martin Edward “Marty” Cagle EMT# 15831

Martin Edward “Marty” Cagle, 59 of Pocahontas passed away Monday, March 24, 2014 at Five Rivers Medical Center.

Marty was born December 23, 1954 to Darrell and Marie Cagle Murphy in Pocahontas, AR. Survived by his loving wife Pat Blevins Cagle of the home, son Jonathan Cagle, mother Marie Cagle Murphy brother James (Lisa) Cagle. Preceded in death by his father Darrell Cagle.

Marty was a firefighter for the City of Pocahontas and Office of Emergency Management Coordinator for Randolph County and he worked part-time as a deputy for Randolph County Sheriff Department. For several years he served on Randolph County Fair Board as President and Fair manager and also served on the Arkansas State Fair Board. Marty was also the Adjunct instructor at BRTC for EMS and Fire Science. He also served as a Referee and umpire for community league sports.

Visitation will be Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 P.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Service will be Friday, March 28, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. in the McNabb Funeral Home Chapel with James H. Anderson officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Members of the Pocahontas Fire Department will serve as Pallbearers.

Special Called Board Meeting


On Tuesday April 8th there will be a Special called AEMTA Board Meeting from 9:00am to 12 noon. Things that will be discussed at this special meeting will consist of Trauma Funding Grant, By-law Changes, Policy and Procedures Manual, and Funeral policy, flag and equipment. Following this special meeting will be a Conference Planning Committee meeting from 12 noon till 3:00pm. These meetings are being held at the Freeway Medical Building in Little Rock on the 8th Floor at the Section of EMS and Trauma.

AEMTA Spring Fling 2014 Recap

Well another Spring Fling has been put in the books, with a total of 62 in attendance. We had added an extra afternoon this year to the popular demand of having the First Responder Competition in which we had six teams. Again this year we also had an EMS Challenge. We also had some really good lectures as well as having a “pig Lab” which was presented by Scott Endres with hands on experience for everyone in attendance. We also had 8 vendors for people to visit between classes. The following is the winners of both the First Responder Competition and EMS Challenge.

First Responder Competition
1st place, Scott Wiley and Thomas Fultz
2nd place, Kevin James and Bruce Henry
3rd place, Tony Lunsford and Terrance Boston

EMS challenge
1st place, Scott Wiley and Thomas Fultz
2nd place, Kevin James and Bruce Henry
3rd place, Joe Carter and Drew Tanner

If you did not come or was unable to attend we hope you make plans to attend our 2015 Spring Fling. We want to thank everyone who helped make it a success this year. Hope to see everyone at the Parade of Lights in Little Rock on May 21st.

Penney Russell
AEMTA Board Member at Large

2014 AEMTA Instructor/Coordinator Spring Seminar

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If you would like to pre-register for the Instructor’s retreat you will find your registration form attached. The cost is $35.00 per person. You can make your checks/money order payable to the Arkansas EMT instructor Society c/o Columbia County Ambulance Service at 218 South Pine Street Magnolia, AR 71753. There is also a membership registration for NAMSE (National Association of EMS Educators). This is a great and very worthwhile organization. They want to bring more educational opportunities for EMS Instructors to Arkansas. In fact we are working on hosting a NCEE exam (National EMS Educators Certification) during our pre-conference in July. Feel free to contact me if you would like more information. This is a link to their website: Membership sign up for NAEMSE and Arkansas EMT Instructor Society will also be available during the Seminar. There will be six (6) EMT-Instructor CEU hours awarded to this Retreat. Registration will also be available onsite the day of the retreat starting at 7:30AM.
We have many changes coming down the road for Arkansas EMS Education. The Arkansas Training Committee wants EVERYONES input and involvement. So I hope to see you at not only the retreat but this year’s EMS Conference in Hot Springs! The Conference has been totally been reorganized this year, including the addition of an EMS Educators track. NAEMSE (National Association of EMS Educators) is helping us with not only out of state speakers, but other educational opportunities too. Feel free to contact me, anyone else on the Training Committee or Todd Thompson (AEMTA Instructor Society President) if you have any questions!!


NAEMSE Membership Registration Form

Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial dedication ceremony

The Arkansas Fallen Firefighters Memorial dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 1:00p.m. at #1 Capitol Mall in Little Rock, Arkansas located on the West Lawn. Now only do these firefighters need to be honored but so do the families of the fallen. A lot of these were first responders and out of the 104 listed 6 of them were EMT’s. Remember all firefighters may not be an EMT or Medic but all are first responders and are a big part in serving the community and EMS. Please make plans now to attend and share in this wonderful, moving event honoring Arkansas’ fallen heroes.

The 2014 Heroes Ruck Challenge March 22, 2014

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The AEMTA is proud to be one of several sponsors of the 2014 Heroes Ruck Challenge. It is a 15.3 mile road march for time charity event benefitting the Disaster Relief Team of the Sheep Dog Impact Assistance- Central AR. The charity route starts at the Clinton Presidential Center grounds, winds through downtown Little Rock, up River Trail Rd to the Big Dam Bridge, crosses over to Cook’s Landing and back to the Clinton Presidential Center using the Arkansas River Trail. Teams will consist of five members each carrying a minimum 35lb rucksack / duty gear. Each mile along the route will commemorate the sacrifice of a fallen service member or first responder. Teams are also encouraged to march “in memory of” or “in honor of” an injured or fallen comrade. All proceeds from the event will go to purchasing an enclosed trailer for the Central Arkansas chapter’s Disaster Relief Team, chain saw equipment, protective gear and supplies (non-perishable foods items, blankets, and basic medical supplies etc.) used during our response missions to help communities recover from disasters. Sheep Dog Impact Assistance (SDIA) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that serves the needs of the men and women serving in our military, law enforcement, fire & rescue and EMS services. So come on out on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM and support a local hero.

2014 EMS Week Parade of Lights and EMS Hall of Fame

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. 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 21, 2014 at War Memorial Stadium starting at 0830. We will start the parade at 0930 which will go from the stadium to the State Capital. 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!!
2014 POL Flyer
POL agenda 2014