Archive for May, 2019

2019 AEMTA Parade of Lights & Arkansas EMS Hall of Fame

Medic one is hosting a EVOC

The CEVO 4 Instructor class coming July 31 . If want to attend, their is a 300 fee for the DVD and instructor manual and 100 for each additional person you send. If you all ready have the instructor manual it’s 100 per person. If you are attending, send me a list of your people today.

Contact Benny Ford 870-275-5954

Words from our Chaplain – What’s in a Name?

I want to start this devotion off with an apology.  I have been missing for a few months but I have been in a time of reflection.  It started a few months ago when my wife was getting ready for work and put on her name tag.  Then it struck me I had no name tag.  I felt like I had no identity, I was feeling I had no direction.  I had to search my life to find myself again.  I have always been a support person, as an EMT I supported my partner.  As a Paramedic I supported my medical director’s protocols to treat my patients.  As an educator I supported my students so they would be successful.  As a program director I supported my institution to be a place of quality education.  As the AEMTA President I supported the membership.  As an NAEMT Board member I supported EMS on a national level.

Now with retirement, all that’s gone!

I felt like I had no direction or no one to support.  In life we place a huge emphasis on titles and the letters after our name.  We are recognized by our ID.  The one we wear on our uniform but is that who we are?  It took a trip to a Stronger Man’s Conference to find my support, my ID and direction in my life.

The old gospel song “A new name in glory” written by C. Austin Miles goes,

“There’s a new name written down in glory,
And it’s mine, O yes, it’s mine!”

In God’s Kingdom we are the name that God has written in his book, The Book of life.  None of my titles are there, not one of my awards are there only my new name given by God’s Lamb, Jesus.  In Isaiah 62:2 “…. thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord shall name.”  The only thing in this life is that you know Jesus as your personal savior.  The ID on our heart should be Christian!  Which means Christ Like.  Me be like our Jesus?  Yes, we should try, He said in John 13:34 – 36, “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.”

Pretty plain. We must know Him and love.  Those are acts of kindness to everyone.  Try to walk in love this month.  What can it hurt? It might lead you to a new name.

God, I pray that you keep our emergency responders safe as they work in this world.  Guide them in their walk with you.  Grant them wisdom to do a job that you called them to perform.  Let them walk in love this month and until they enter into their eternal home.  Amen.

Stay safe!


2020 – 2021 AEMTA Board Nominations

Employment Opportunity – Director of Clinical Education for EMS Program

National Park College, Hot Springs Arkansas is seeking a Director of Clinical Education for the Emergency Medical Sciences Program.


The successful candidate will be responsible for classroom, clinical and laboratory instruction in the EMT Program, as well as student advising and college committee work.  Clinical instruction involves on and off campus activities. The position requires teamwork and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

The Director of Clinical Education is responsible for coordinating clinical assignments for student rotations as well as documentation associated with clinical rotations in the EMSP programs (EMT, Paramedic).

This 9 month position reports to the Emergency Medical Sciences Program Chair and includes a generous benefit package. Start date will be August 19, 2019.


Education Requirements

Applicant must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Medical Services / Paramedic; an associate degree considered.  A master’s degree in emergency medical services, fire science, or related field is preferred.  Other job related experience may substitute for some educational requirements.

Qualified applicant should possess a National Registered Paramedic, state license and emergency medical provider instructor certification. Preference will be given to candidates with recent teaching experience.

Application Instructions:

Applicant should submit a letter of interest, resume, transcripts and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references electronically to  Applicants received by April 30, 2019 will have guaranteed consideration.     AA/EOE

Deadline: 04/30/2019