Archive for January, 2015

AEMTA 2015 Spring Fling Agenda

Here is the agenda for the 2015 Spring Fling which is being held this year in Magnolia.
Starting Monday February 2nd, you will be able to sign up online through CVENT.
Click Below for the Agenda.

SF Agenda 2015

2015 AEMTA Spring Fling

2015 Spring Fling Flyer



The City of West Memphis is seeking EMT/Firefighter’s. These are full time positions with benefits. EMT’s 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.
• EMT’s must also meet Arkansas State Certification requirements within a determined amount of time from the date of hire.

Salary Range: non-exempt $ 29,736 annually pending experience and certifications.

Applications are available at the City of West Memphis Human Resources Department –
604 E. Cooper – West Memphis, AR or online at Deadline for submitting is August 30, 2013 either by mail or in person. Mailing Address is: PO Box 1868 – West Memphis, AR 72303.

Anthony “Joe” Joseph Batchelor – EMT Student

Anthony Batchchelor

Anthony Joseph “Joe” Batchelor, 19, of Conway, passed away October 18, 2014. He was born in Little Rock on March 18, 1995 to Kenneth Lynn Batchelor and Celeste Bailey.

Joe was often called “the bear” and he was a big teddy bear. He was a gentle giant. He loved reading, especially Harry Potter. He had a love of history, woodworking, inventing and especially enjoyed all kinds of food – he was a “joy to feed”. He loved spending time with his family, friends and especially Kayla. He was patient and kind and loved his job at Conway Fitness Center Daycare working with all of the kids. He was easy going and hated any kind of discord, but watch-out when he did get angry! He always made sure the ones he loved knew he loved them – he will be missed more than words can say!

He is survived by his mother and father, Celeste and Ray Bailey; sister, Sarah Bailey; brothers, James Batchelor and Ryan Bailey; the love of his life, Kayla Pruitt; great-grandmother, Lorene Wright; grandparents, Glenda Batchelor, Richard and Cecilia DeSalvo; godparents, Natalie and Gary Beck; aunts and uncles, Janie and Howard Yates, Ellen Johnston, Terri and Rick George, Laura and Ed Moore, Joelle and Todd Lowder, Jack Batchelor, Jim and Patsy Bailey, Frank and Martha Bailey, Bobby and Linda Bailey, and Danny Bailey; countless friends, cousins, and other loving family members.

He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Lynn Batchelor; grandfather, Kenneth Batchelor and his aunt, Lorinda Heimer.

Mass of Christian burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Conway with Father Robert Cigainero officiating. Entombment will follow in the St. Joseph Mausoleum. Serving as pallbearers will be his cousins, Richie Tanner, Kyle Johnston, Frankey Clayton, Nicholas Moore, Wade Beck, and Tyler Loughridge. Honorary Pallbearers are the St. Joseph Class of 2013. Rosary will be Tuesday evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to the St. Joseph Endowment, Teacher Appreciation Fund, P.O. Box 72, Conway, AR 72033.

Jimmy Clayton Newton – EMT# 14571

Jimmy Clayton Newton

Mr. Jimmy Clayton Newton, age 61, went to be with the Lord on August 20, 2014. He was born on March 23, 1953 in Ashdown, Arkansas to J. D. and Cora Mears Newton.

He was a member of the Provo Volunteer Fire Department for 28 years, and EMT for 22 years. He was active in Little League and was an umpire for the ASA and DYB for 25 years. He served as a Hunters Ed Instructor for 22 years. Jimmy worked for Weyerhaeuser for 22 years and Coca Cola for four years. Jimmy was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. He joined the Navy straight out of school in 1972, serving during the Vietnam War and was a Christian.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Cora Newton and brother-in-law, Bobby Bradshaw.

Jimmy is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jonnie Lynn David Newton of Provo, three daughters and sons-in-law, Amanda and Jason Miller of Provo, Onawa and James Hughes of De Queen, and T. J. Newton of Provo, 11 grandchildren, Tyler, Jasie, Austin Miller all of Provo, Jonathan Buchanan, Corey and Nikki Hughes, Quentin and Taran McAllister of De Queen, Andrew and Hateya Newton of Provo and Autumn McAllister of Foreman, his father, J. D. Newton of Provo, a sister, Wannell Bradshaw of Provo, his nieces, Mindy, Kimmi, and Kaylee Simmons of Provo, his nephew and family, Chad, Carmella, Brittany, Adam and Blake Bradshaw of Provo, a host of family, friends, and extended family of Provo, VFD. He will be missed dearly by all. Jimmy was full of life and he loved helping everyone, he enjoyed spending time with family, friends, hunting, fishing, sports and drinking coffee and pepsi.

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Robert Sidney Laws, Jr. EMT# 10248

Robert Laws Jr.

Robert “Bert” Sidney Laws Jr., 49, of Cabot, Arkansas, passed away January 1, 2015, surrounded by friends and family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Robert was born on December 30, 1965 in Jacksonville, Arkansas to Robert and Benita Laws. He graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1984. Robert was a retired Captain of the Jacksonville Fire Department, having served the community for nearly thirty years as a firefighter and paramedic. After retirement, he continued to serve as an EMS specialist for the state of Arkansas. He was a Master Mason belonging to Jacinto Lodge #216 in Jacksonville.

He is survived by his wife, Hollie Laws; sons, Jeremy Laws, Landin Alberson, Rhett Alberson, JT Alberson and Caleb Branscum; brother, Dewan Laws; cousins, Betty Sumner and Patsy Humphries; stepfather, Gary Watts and was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Moore’s Jacksonville Funeral Home. A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at McArthur Church in Jacksonville, Arkansas Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00 am.

Memorials can be made in Robert’s name to There will be a blood drive in his honor on January 14 at the Jacksonville Police Department from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.