North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) Emergency Medical Services Department recently taught an Emergency Medical Responder course for local volunteer firefighters and first responders.
Ten students completed the course, which began in April and ended at the beginning of June. Students were required to attend 48 hours of classroom instruction and hands-on training. Training included CPR certification, basics of emergency medicine and emergency scene operations.
Back row: left to right – Caleb Heft (Western Grove), Shawna Still (Western Grove), Carla Youngblood (Alpena), Duke Johnson (Alpena), Paul Seigrist (Alpena), Dana Staib (Lakeway), Allan Staib (Lakeway)
Front row: left to right – Wylan Bowser (Krooked Kreek), Trigg Anderson (Valley Springs), Jessica Seigrist (Alpena), Robert Fields (Pyatt), Jasen Holt (Pyatt)
“NARMC EMS teaches classes each year and we are honored to provide them free to our area volunteer fire departments and first responder squads,” Director of NARMC EMS Brian Unruh said. “These volunteers sacrifice their own personal time, money and energy to help their communities and they truly make a huge difference in people’s lives. You do not get much more heroic than that.”
About NARMC: NARMC is located in Harrison, Arkansas and is a 176 bed hospital and medical system employing 800 healthcare professionals. The medical center serves the healthcare needs of Boone, Marion, Newton, Searcy and Carroll Counties. The hospital has been named one of the Top 100 rural hospitals in the nation by The Rural Health Policy Institute, they have received numerous 5 star ratings by Healthgrade and scored in the 98th percentile for patient satisfaction in the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Ratings.