Archive for March, 2017

Job Opportunity For Monticello Ambulance Service.







Monticello Ambulance Service, Inc. is a private service that provides emergency, non-emergency services to Monticello and Drew County. Monticello Ambulance has been in operation since 1972. We are looking for Full time and Part time EMT’s and Paramedics.


High School or equivalency diploma.

Arkansas Paramedic License; Nationally Registered Paramedic

Arkansas EMT license; Nationally Registered EMT

Current CPR and ACLS certification with the American Heart Association.

Valid Arkansas Driver’s License.

Motor Vehicle Operators record

Must be 21 years of age.

Demonstrated ability in teamwork, communication, writing, and relating skills.

Please send resume or call 870-367-7384 for application and further information:


Monticello Ambulance Service, Inc

PO BOX 643

Monticello, AR 71657

AEMTA Election Committee






In accordance of the current AEMTA Bylaws, the current president shall appoint a three member election committee from the members of the association.  The members of this election committee shall be posted in both written and electronic format at least 120 days prior to the annual meeting.

With that being said here are your appointed Election Committee:

Ken Kelly – Election Chair

Kenny Tosh

KC Jones

Each potential candidate shall file a letter of intent to run, by mail or electronically to the chairman of the election committee no earlier than 90 days and not later than 60 days prior to the annual meeting.

UAMS College of Nursing – Pilot Study


Pilot Study: Exploring Mental Health Needs of First Responders in Arkansas

EMS Legislation – AEMTA Support Needed





Good afternoon!

On behalf of our President John Gray, I am pleased to announce that meetings with key legislative staff and the Governor last week has given the ArAA a green light to push for the passage of SB649 also known as the EMS Supplemental Payment Program. This bill will set into motion a process whereby the ArAA will work directly with DHS and CMS to structure a supplemental payment program earmarked directly for enhanced EMS payments for Medicaid recipients. As you know, ambulance Medicaid payments have been locked and stagnant for 24 years since we (EMS industry) last advocated for and setup our self-funded mechanism.

Once again, the EMS industry is taking the lead and has a plan to garner federal funds that will be used to return these supplemental payments to the providers covered under this legislation. While volunteer and municipal providers are not included in the bill at this time, there is a mechanism in place where they can join in the future. We respect that moving this program quickly has not allowed municipal providers adequate time to seek council and governing board approvals. But, it is imperative that we establish this process now ahead of future discussions by the feds and CMS on the future of EMS funding. Simply, the hour has arrived and we must move to establish this program now!

Senator Larry Teague has graciously agreed to carry our legislation. He carried similar legislation for the Hospital Association in the past and has the respect of all parties involved in structuring our plan. The bill will be first heard in the Senate Public Health, Welfare, and Labor committee next week. Final edits to the bill are being drafted and we will let you know when it is fully engrossed.

The ArAA will be issuing a Call to Action wherein we will ask all EMS agencies and EMS professionals to contact their local representatives in support of this bill. Support is best achieved when the representatives hear from local agencies and local voters. Attached is a flyer and banner ad picture with the talking points and key features of this legislation. Please help by distributing these materials as your association see fit.

Finally, the ArAA may need your assistance with a call-in contact campaign. The “pink slip party” has been effective for us in the past. Should we issue a call to action that requires calls to the House and Senate switchboards on the day of a critical vote, we will once again reach out to you and the AEMTA for help. It’s important to know that there is power in numbers. We appreciate the working relationship we share with the AEMTA and thank you for your ongoing support.

Should you have any questions, please contact me. We feel good about this bill and look forward to passage and the support it will bring to Arkansas’ EMS providers.

Ken Kelley

Ken Kelley, Government Affairs Chair

Arkansas Ambulance Association

PO Box 11330

El Dorado, AR 71730

Phone 870-875-2273

Fax 870-881-8989

Essentials of Advanced Airway Management Class – Lake Village

Arkansas Hall of Fame Nominations




The Arkansas Hall of Fame was created to recognize individuals that have had a great impact on Arkansas Emergency Medical Services. Please note that no more than 2 individuals a year may be inducted. Also if the committee’s feel that no candidate has earned a position in the Hall, there will be no induction that year. Click on the Survey Monkey Link Below, there you will find information required to nominate a candidate to the Arkansas Hall of Fame. Please include any other information you feel that would assist in choosing your candidate.

Deadline for Nominations Have been extended till Monday May 8th @ 6pm


Scotty Wayne Newman EMT# 11867

Scotty Wayne Newmam

Scotty Wayne Newman, 49, of Calmer, passed away on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center due to an auto accident. Scotty was born on May 20, 1967, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff, the son of Paul Wayne Newman and Linda Rushing Newman, of Calmer.

Scotty was a member of Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, of Calmer. He was a graduate of Woodlawn High School, Cleveland County, May 24, 1985. He also graduated from UTI, as a Certified Diesel Mechanic, of Houston, Texas, 1985; EMT-1 from Arkansas Fire Academy, Camden, Arkansas, 1987; Paramedic and Nursing Pre-requisite degree from Great Rivers Community College, McGehee, Arkansas, 1988; received his Register Nurse Diploma, Southeast Arkansas Community College, McGehee, Arkansas, August, 1990; Jefferson School of Nursing, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, May, 2004; Scotty was certified in Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support, Trauma Nursing Core Course, American Academy of Pediatrics=PEPP Course and the National Clandestine Meth Laboratories Training Program. Scotty was also certified as ACLS, PALS, PEPP Trained, 1st Basic Training Brigade, PHTLS. Scotty served as a Certified Volunteer Firefighter for the Woodlawn Fire Department and served as the Cleveland County Deputy Coroner. Scotty served in the United States Army Reserve as a Wire Systems Installer and Combat Life Saver from 1986-1988.

Scotty is survived by his parents, Paul and Linda Newman; his wife, Stacey Johnson Newman; daughter, Shelbi Cheyenne Newman; 2 step-daughters, Carly Johnson and Amanda Johnson Bennett; brother, Steven Lynn Newman, all of Calmer; sister, Stacy Newman Coleman of White Hall; 1 step-grandson, Aiden Bennett; niece, Sydine Newman of Crescent, OK; and three nephews, Brendan, Chaney and Nicholas Coleman of White Hall.

Funeral services are 2:00PM Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Chapel with Bro. Daryl Sellers, Bro. Kyle Underwood and Bro. Greg Upperman officiating. Visitation is 6:00-8:00PM Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial at Newman Cemetery. Woodlawn Fire Department will serve as pallbearers.

Arrangements by Griffin Funeral Service in Star City. Online guestbook at