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MEMS to Provide 'Stop the Bleed' Training to Runyan Acres Fire Department

Media Contact:
Rebecca Tennille
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501-786-0525

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In Recognition of ‘Stop the Bleed’ Awareness Day, MEMS to Provide 'Stop the Bleed' Training to Runyan Acres Fire Department

WHAT:
May 19, 2022 is National “Stop the Bleed” awareness day, and May being “Stop the Bleed” month. In Recognition, 

Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) will provide “Stop the Bleed” training to members of the Pulaski County Volunteer Fire Departments.

MORE: 
Arkansas Emergency Medical Foundation received a “Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas” grant of $2000 to provide tourniquet trauma kits to each Pulaski County Volunteer Fire Department after they have received Stop the Bleed training. 

EVEN MORE:
The STOP THE BLEED® Project is a public/private collaboration involving a wide range of non-profit organizations, government agencies, companies, and individuals working to create more public awareness of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and the importance of learning how to stop traumatic bleeding.  This year, STOP THE BLEED® Day is May 19, 2022 (Save a Life Day during EMS Week).

WHEN:
May 19, 2022

7 p.m.

WHERE:
Runyan Acres Fire Department

1809 Batesville Pike, Sherwood, AR, 72120

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact Bob Hunthrop, MEMS- Responder Liaison, 501-772-1560 or Runyan Acres Fire Department Fire Chief Ken Partridge at 501-749-3621.

About MEMS
MEMS is a public, non-profit entity, and is governed by the Little Rock Ambulance Authority (LRAA). Serving Pulaski and Grant Counties and the cities of Maumelle, Sherwood, and Cabot, MEMS covers approximately 1,800 square miles and more than 400,000 people. Since 2004, MEMS has been accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) which signifies a “Gold Standard” in emergency medical service providers.

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MEMS to Celebrate Nat. EMS Week

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Rebecca Tennille
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MEMS to Celebrate National EMS Week
Week to be filled with celebrations of service and shows of gratitude

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (May 16, 2022) – Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) will celebrate the 47th annual National EMS Week each day this week.

“We are excited to celebrate and support our wonderful team members during National EMS Week,” said Greg Thompson, executive director of MEMS.

MEMS employees will be treated to free meals and other fun activities each day. Meals are generously provided by CHI Heart Institute/STEMI, Cabot Emergency Hospital, Baptist Health, UAMS, and MEMS.

On Wednesday, May 18 at 9:30 a.m. the annual Parade of Lights will occur. The parade will feature emergency responders from across Arkansas. It will begin on the east side of Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium. This event will feature the new “Lambulance.” Purchased personally by MEMS EMT Alan Goss and his wife Hannah, the Lamborghini features a recognizable wrap similar to MEMS vehicles. The vehicle will be funded by the Goss’s and will be utilized to support recruitment and awareness of the organization at area events.

On Thursday, May 19, teams from MEMS and UAMS will play dodgeball. The game will occur at MEMS 7th Street location from 5 to 7 p.m.There will be an additional costume contest among participants.

The week will feature many great photo opportunities. Media interested in attending events may reach out to Aaron Gilkey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

About MEMS

MEMS is a public, non-profit entity, and is governed by the Little Rock Ambulance Authority (LRAA). Serving Pulaski and Grant Counties and the cities of Maumelle, Sherwood, and Cabot, MEMS covers approximately 1,800 square miles and more than 400,000 people. Since 2004, MEMS has been accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) which signifies a “Gold Standard” in emergency medical service providers.

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MEMS to Pin Seven New Captains

Media Contact:
Bailey Moll

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501–590–3650

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MEMS to Pin Seven New Captains

WHAT:
Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) will host a pinning ceremony for seven new captains on Monday, March 21, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. Greg Thompson, executive director of MEMS, will lead the ceremony.

MORE:
Captains are tenured paramedics who also serve as field supervisors and field-training officers. The selection process is competitive; 20 candidates applied and seven were selected. Candidates must have excelled in a number of areas, including performance, clinical skills, and leadership.

The seven new captains have a collective 98 years of EMS experience.  

WHO:
The new MEMS Captains are:

  • Shawn Allen
  • Justin Carter
  • Patrick Harwell
  • Cody Hughes
  • Erin Hunt
  • Mitchell Weaver
  • Tamitria Willis

WHERE:
MEMS Headquarters/ “Station One”

1121 W 7th Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

WHEN:
Monday, March 21, 2022

4:30 p.m.

About
MEMS is a public, non-profit entity, and is governed by the Little Rock Ambulance Authority (LRAA). Serving Pulaski and Grant Counties and the cities of Maumelle, Sherwood, and Cabot, MEMS covers approximately 1,800 square miles and more than 400,000 people. Since 2004, MEMS has been accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) which signifies a “Gold Standard” in emergency medical service providers.

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