MEMS In the News

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Arkansas first responders support 9-year-old in hospice care with parade: February 9, 2019 - (THV 11) Central Arkansas is rallied behind a 9-year-old boy, Louie Schneider. 

Rookie Paramedics Learn the Ropes in LR: January 8, 2019 - (KARK) Within the next decade, the emergency services field is expected to grow as tens of thousands of jobs are added nationwide. 

MEMS Paying Recruits to Go to School: January 8, 2019 - (KARK) MEMS Paying Recruits to Go to School

New Bill Aims to Make "Stop the Bleed" Training a High School Graduation Requirement: (KATV) A new piece of legislation proposes high school students to undergo bleeding-control training before graduation.

MEMS Says CPR Training During Holidays is Crucial; Offering Free Classes for Individuals/Groups: December 5, 2018 - (THV 11) Little Rock's Metropolitan Emergency Medical Service, MEMS, is offering a way to equip all of us to be CPR trained and ready this holiday season.

MEMS Wins Award for Stellar Service: August 7, 2018 - (THV 11) Jon Swanson, executive director of MEMS, took home the 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award at a national conference. Then, on Aug. 4, MEMS received the Advanced Life Support Service of the Year Award from the Arkansas Ambulance Association.

MEMS' Swanson Receives National Leadership Award: August 7, 2018 - (KARK) Jon Swanson, executive director of MEMS, recently received the 2018 Excellence in Leadership Award at the Pinnacle EMS Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

MEMS Searches for Hispanic Applicants: July 30, 2018 - (THV 11) To better serve all of Central Arkansas, the agency wants to make sure its first responders reflect the diversity of our area.

Stop the Bleed Teaches Life-saving Techniques to Arkansas Teachers: February 19, 2018 - (THV 11) Teachers gathered in Little Rock to learn how to apply tourniquets thanks to Stop the Bleed.

Stop the Bleed Equips Teachers to Save Lives During Tragedy:  February 15, 2018 - (THV 11) Being able to apply a tourniquet could save someone's life in the event of a tragedy like the Florida school shooting on Feb. 14.

CHI St. Vincent, MEMS Working to Fight Heart Attack-related Deaths in Arkansas: February 5, 2018 - (THV 11) As a part of THV11's observance of National Heart Month, we take a look at the worst-case scenario: a heart attack.

MEMS Now Using 'Lucas 3' for Cardiac Arrests: (KATV) Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services of Little Rock is equipping medics with a new chest compression device after changing their protocol for cardiac arrest response two years ago