Archive for January, 2016

ASIST Upcoming workshop: February 17 & 18, 2016


Upcoming workshop: February 17 & 18, 2016 -830-430 Both days

Where: Jefferson Regional Medical Center-Pine Bluff

Register at – session number is 272599 – Feb 17, 2016

Nurses must also register on to receive CEU’s.
12.5 CEU’s for Nurses, 15 for EMT

Lunch will be provided both days

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LT. Jason Adams – Firefighter/First Responder

May 21, 1986 – January 22, 2016

Lieutenant R. Jason Adams, 29, died January 22nd, 2016 in the line of duty while responding to a medical call. He is preceded in death by his beloved grandmother, Carrie Adams, his sister Tamara Adams Stearns, and his father Ronald Bruce Adams. He is survived by his love of his life, Jeannie De Meyere, his mother Phylis Stroud Farley, grandparents Frances and David Miles, sister Amanda Stroud, brothers Dakota and Colton Adams and a host of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Jason Adams was born on May 21st, 1986 in North Little Rock, Arkansas. A lifetime resident of North Little Rock, Jason was a 2005 graduate of Sylvan Hills High School. Following graduation, he worked for Kroger, Direct TV and Philander Smith College before graduating from the Arkansas Fire Training Academy, Firefighter Standards in April 2012. Following graduation, he was immediately hired by the Sherwood Fire Department.

What many don’t know about Jason is the fact that he was a two-time cancer survivor. While undergoing chemotherapy treatment for his second battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, his interest in the fire service was sparked when he was assisted by a volunteer firefighter who responded to his home. The spark developed into a fully-involved 10-year love affair with the fire service as he went on to become a member of East Pulaski County Fire Department, where he served as training officer. He also was a member of Sherwood Fire Department, and Scott Fire Department. Additionally, he was a member of Arkansas Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1, served as an adjunct instructor for the Arkansas Fire Training academy, and was a trustee of Sherwood Firefighter’s Association-Local 4756.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lt. Jason Adams Memorial Fund, c/o of US Bank, benefiting Arkansas Volunteer Fire Departments and Firefighters. Memorials for this fund may also be mailed to Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 6689, Sherwood, AR 72124.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Thursday at McArthur Church in Jacksonville. Burial will be in Arkansas Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday at the church.

Terrance Bolden – EMT# 25359

February 27, 1988 – January 16, 2016

Terrence Bolden, 27 passed away on Saturday January 16th due to medical reasons.

At this time no visitation planned.

Funeral service will be on Saturday, Jan 30, 2016 at 11am at Olive Grove Baptist Church 24 Stebbins Ave/Eddie Shaw Blvd (new street name) in Parkin

Directions: From Hwy 64, turn south onto Hwy 75, go under railroad, turn left onto Thomas St, then right on Stebbins Ave Burial will be at Paradise Gardens on Hwy 79, south of Lehi.

This will be a Fire & EMS funeral so if a dept. or service wishes to bring uniformed personnel and/or apparatus, please send Jeff Jones a text to 870-261-2912 with Dept. name, number of vehicles and/or number of personnel.

Apparatus should arrive between before 10 for placement.

Thank You to all brothers/sisters and friends

Christopher Wayne  “Chris”  Greer – Fire Chief/First Responder

Christopher Wayne “Chris” Greer, 25, of Harrisburg departed this life Monday, January 11, 2016 in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

He was born December 8, 1990 in Jonesboro, Arkansas the son of Curtis Greer and Monica Batchelar. Chris graduated from Harrisburg High School. He worked diligently with the Harrisburg Fire Department and loved mowing yards. Chris worked with the Harrisburg Police Department, Harrisburg School, and funeral homes in our city helping control traffic when we were in need of help. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Amanda, one uncle, Perry Curtis, and his maternal grandmother, Wilma Ann Batchelar. He is survived by: maternal grandfather, Jerry Batchelar and paternal grandfather, Jerry Greer, paternal grandmother, Ruby Price, four uncles: Tony Greer of Harrisburg, Wayne Batchelar of Bay Village, Barry Batchelar of Paragould, and Denny Batchelar also of Harrisburg, two aunts: Darlene Hodge of Lake City and Alissa Bond of Bay. Bro. Gene Bogard will conduct the service.

The Harrisburg Fire Department will serve as active pallbearers.

Funeral services are 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Jackson’s Funeral Home with visitation Thursday from 6:00~8:00.

Interment is in Bolivar Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Jackson’s Funeral Home.

James Andrew Fraize – Volunteer Fire Chief/First Responder


James Andrew Fraize 49 of St. Charles, Arkansas died December 30, 2015 at his home in St. Charles, Arkansas.

Born March 27, 1966 in West Virginia he was the son of the late James Elmer Fraize and Nancy Louise Peet Fraize.

Andy was educated in the St. Charles Public School System in St. Charles, Arkansas.

Andy attended Southern Technical Vocational School in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Andy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Charles, Arkansas.

Andy specialized in Computer Diagnostic.

Andy was the St. Charles Volunteer Fire Chief and was an Emergency Medical Technician who worked as a First Responder.

Andy leave to cherish his memory; (1) Brother; Adam David Fraize of Jonesboro, Arkansas, (1) Uncle; Donnie (Georgia) Peet of Sidney, Maine and (2) Aunts; Naomi Mitchell and Pollye (Chester) Goudelock both of St. Charles, Arkansas and a host of other relatives and friends to cherish his memory.

Memorial service will be Sunday January 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Charles Cemetery in St. Charles, Arkansas.

Service is provided by Mc Kinzie Funeral Home of Dewitt, Arkansas , 870-946-8326