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Newport is seeking a Paramedic/Firefighter.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Paramedic will provide 911 and ambulance transportation services to the surrounding area. They work closely with the local community to increase their level of fire safety awareness in order to help prevent fires and accidents. Requires HS diploma or GED, valid DL and clean record. Must be 21 and pass drug screen, background check, and physical. Must have current paramedic license or be able to obtain license in Arkansas. Must be firefighter I, II certified; if not we will help obtain this level of certification. Salary: around $36,000 annually. Applications available at the Newport central fire station 1206 Hwy 67 N. Please call for more information at Chiefs office (870)523-3331 or Fire station (870) 523-2895

Paramedic/Firefighter – City of West Memphis Fire Department

The City of West Memphis is seeking Paramedic/Firefighter. These are full time positions with benefits. Paramedic will 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.
  • Must have an Arkansas Paramedic license or be able to obtain reciprocity as Arkansas Paramedic.

Salary: non-exempt $45,336 annually

Applications are available at the City of West Memphis Human Resources Department:

604 E. Cooper – West Memphis, AR or call (870) 732-7600. Deadline for submitting is August 30, 2013 4: 30 p.m. either by mail or in person.

Mailing Address is: PO Box 1868 – West Memphis, AR 72303.

Paramedic Courses this Fall at SEARK

Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff has two paramedic courses this fall, and registration is now open.

Paramedic Course

  • Pine Bluff starting August 19 (12 months)
  • Grant County (Sheridan) in cooperation with Saline Memorial Hospital starting August 20 (17 months)

EMT Basic Course

  • Pine Bluff, August 20 from 9 am to 5 pm

Find more information in the attached flyer. Contact SEARK at or call 870-850-2184.

SEARK Hosting Transitional & Refresher Courses in July

Southeast Arkansas College in Pine Bluff is hosting three courses for EMT Basic, Advanced EMT and Paramedics.

EMT BASIC: $72.00 – July 8 & 11

AEMT: $108.00 – July 15

PARAMEDIC: $144.00 – July 18

ACLS and CPR certification cards are also available if needed for an additional fee. See the flyer for full details.

SEARK Transitional & Refresher Course Flyer

Basic Designated Infection Control Officer Training Course

July 9-10, 2013
Springdale, Arkansas

This two-day course is designed to prepare the infection control officer to fully meet the requirements of the position under NFPA 1581, OSHA, and the Ryan White Law. The Ryan White Law states that each fire, EMS, or law enforcement agency must have a designated officer to manage exposure issues for the department. Understanding this role and the many aspects of this job is important to assist with department risk management and department member advocacy.

The role and responsibilities along with a job description are presented along with Step by step program formulation to enable the course participant to return to his/her workplace and set up a working program. A well trained designated officer will be an effective advocate for both the members of the department as well as the administration.

See the attached flyer for details

Full Time EMTs and Paramedics – Marianna and Helena

Pafford Ambulance Service is hiring Paramedics and EMTs (full time and part time) in the Helena and Marianna area. Contact Ellen Guynes at 870-821-1177 or 870-714-0886.

CEU Weekend in Heber

Heber NorthStar is hosting a CEU weekend at the Community Center in Heber, on June 29. For more information, you can contact the Heber office @ 501-362-2794.

Emergency Medical Sciences Instructor/Clinical Coordinator (Full Time)

Responsibilities: Southeast Arkansas College is seeking full-time Emergency Medical Sciences Instructor/Clinical Coordinator for the 2013 Fall Semester. The successful applicant should have a minimum of five (5 years) experience in the field of paramedicine and three (3) years as an EMS Educator. They should have a positive student-centered attitude, a professional bearing, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, and strong interpersonal skills. Candidate should be available for additional night and weekend classes when necessary.

Requirements: Associates Degree in EMS or related field (Bachelor’s preferred). Current Arkansas state and/or national certification as a Paramedic; Arkansas State EMS instructor certification. American Heart Association CPR Instructor, ACLS Instructor, PALS and/or PEPP instructor and PHTLS instructor. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements, upon approval of the Qualifications Review Committee.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; 9-mo. Contract with Summer Contract Option.

Starting Date: August 7, 2013 Interested individuals should submit a completed Southeast Arkansas College employment application, resume, official college transcripts, and provide name, address, and phone number of three (3) references.

Submitting Documents – anyone wishing to apply for vacant positions may do so by submitting all required documents by mail or coming to the Personnel Office. When submitting an application for employment, originals must be provided. This includes the application, letters of reference and transcripts (unless otherwise stated). Submitting applications or other documents by email will not be accepted. Please have packets completed with all information when submitting to Human Resources. Please note, no copies will be made.

Employment inquiries should be forwarded to:

Personnel Office
Southeast Arkansas College
P.O. Box 1426; Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71613
(870) 543-5959
(870) 543-5959 fax
AA/EOE Employer

Notice of Nominations for Officers

Notice of Nominations for the following Officer postions on the AEMTA Board:

Vice President
Member at Large Director
Board Member at Large

Nominations or Letters of Intent to run for an Officers position MUST be submitted (postmarked) by midnight on June 2, 2013

Mail all submissions to:

Donald Reed, Election Chairman
1034 Banner Street NW
Camden, Arkansas 71701