Archive for September, 2014

Sabrina Jean Myrick EMT# 17168

April 8, 1970 – September 25, 2014

Sabrina Jean Myrick, 44, of Marmaduke, died Thursday at Arkansas Methodist Medical Center. She was a retired Paramedic.

Survivors include her life partner, Jaree Johnson of Marmaduke; daughters, Britney Revel of Paragould, Jennifer Downs of Batesville and Alexandrea Hitesman of Lead, SD; father, Gene Kellim of Paragould; mother, Patricia Kellim of Paragould; sisters, Andrea Kellim, Amberlee Penny and Summer Huffine all of Paragould; brother, Kristopher Kellim of Paragould and 8 grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday from 6:00-7:00 P.M. at Heath Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 P.M. at Heath Colonial Chapel. No burial is planned.

The family request that memorials be made to the Gastro-Paresis Awareness Fund.

National EMT of the Year

As President of the AEMTA there is always news that touches a spot in my heart. Today I received a email from Tonia Hale, Director of Services for NorthStar EMS that found that spot. It is indeed a honor and privilege to post that email from Tonia.

CONGRATULATION Brandon Pruitt National EMT of the Year.
Ronny Russell

Email from Tonia Hale;

Brandon Pruitt has been an EMT with NorthStar EMS in Searcy, Ark., since 2007. He oversees the agency’s Field Training Officer program, supports hazmat efforts, and attends local emergency planning committee meetings. In addition to teaching CPR and First Responder classes, Pruitt is an honor guard and has worked as a hospital Emergency Department technician. Jeffery Steele, M.D. worked with Pruitt at White County Medical Center and commented, “I have never had cause to question Mr. Pruitt’s clinical knowledge, judgment or skills… I have worked with him extensively, and I have been impressed with him professionally. Perhaps more importantly, however, is this: Brandon is a good person. He treats his job as a calling.” Pruitt is also involved in several community projects that raise awareness and support for charities. He was nominated “without hesitation,” said Tonia Hale, NorthStar director of operations. “I believe there is more to being a good EMT than just skills; you also have to give back to communities that you serve.”

AEMTA Emergency Support Response Team

Anyone interested in belonging to the AEMTA Emergency Support Response Team.

There will be a “MEETING” for everyone interesting
in helping people in Arkansas.
The meeting will be held at the ADH Section Of EMS
at Medical Towers Building 5800 West 10th Street
Little Rock, Ar. 72204 room 801, October 14, 2014
at 9:30AM. If you want to be a part of this team here
is your chance.

Attached are two forms that has to be filled out, you can either fill out the form and send back to me or bring them to the meeting and turn them in then.

Ronny Russell
90 Eden Lane
Star City, Ar. 71667
870-692-1927 cell
870-628-1303 home

AEMTA Emergency Support Response Team


AEMTA ESRT release form

American Income Life Insurance company

Due some serious issues and complaints about American Income Life Insurance company that was handling the free Life Insurance benefit for all AEMTA members, at the AEMTA Board meeting that was held on Sept 9th the Board voted to discontinue using this company.

AEMTA 2014 Symposium & Trade Show Post Write up

To AEMTA Members and Guest

I’d like to personally thank each of you that attended to the Arkansas EMT Association’s 2014 EMS Educational Symposium and Trade Show.
It’s an exciting time for the AEMTA as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always adaptable, motivated and responsive our members needs and being open to new ideas. Our organization is confronting a time of many changes and we’re meeting these changes during a time of larger state-wide and national change. The AEMTA Symposium and Trade show (Formally known as the EMS Conference) has always been an exciting event in which to work/study/play, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure the longevity and continued success of our organization.

This AEMTA conference website and the online program guide will give you an idea of what you can expect and what we hope to achieve during this year’s upcoming symposium and trade show. We’re transforming the way we operate to continuously improve our ability to provide the most innovative, cutting edge pre-hospital care, educational strategies and technology available to our Arkansas EMS Professionals.

These professionals and our partners have continued to meet the challenges of our field and to excel despite setbacks. We should all be very proud of where we are today and excited about where we are headed in the future.

Before I close, on behalf of the AEMTA Board and Conference Planning Committee, I’d like to thank each of you for your support to Arkansas EMS and for attending this year’s EMS Educational Symposium and Trade Show. Its people like you that continue to have the vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. You are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support. Throughout this conference, I asked you to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us shape the future of Arkansas EMS. My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you. We are planning your EMS Educational Symposium and Trade Show for next year.

Ronny Russell, President
Arkansas EMT Association

Arkansas EMT Association’s 2014 EMS Educational Symposium and Trade Show Slide Show