For more than 50 years, the North Arkansas Regional Medical Center (NARMC) EMS team has served our community. During National EMS Week, we honor NARMC EMS. In 1969, Boone County Hospital took over the county-ran EMS service. From then on when you needed emergency services in our community, you have counted on the NARMC EMS crew.
Substations were added to surrounding communities years later. The Searcy County station was established in 1989, while Newton County was added in 1997, and Diamond City in 1998. In 2018, the new EMS headquarters was built in the heart of Harrison.
The 68-person team covers 2,200 square miles with a fleet of 13 ambulances. With more than 820 combined years of experience, the NARMC EMS team is dedicated to caring for those in need.
“Caring for the community is our business,” Scottie Trammell, EMS Director, said. “You can rest assured that the dedicated women and men of the NARMC EMS team are ready to serve your family at a moment’s notice.”
The NARMC EMS service is the third oldest ambulance service in the state of Arkansas. The tradition and commitment continues to this day. Each year, the crew responds to approximately 10,000 emergency assistance calls and logs approximately 390,000 miles.
NARMC EMS continues the tradition of being deeply involved in the community it serves. Each year, you will see NARMC EMS crew members on the sidelines of local football games and at local events such as rodeos, Special Olympics, and parades. EMS team members also offer educational opportunities throughout the year including CPR, First Responder training, Stroke Awareness training and the Stop the Bleed Trauma class.
No matter their role- EMTs, Paramedics, Community Paramedics, dispatchers, administration and mechanics- all EMS team members are critical to providing quality care to our community.
“We are dedicated to providing the highest quality EMS service,” said Josh Bright, VP of Operations at NARMC. “From the moment our certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers start care over the phone, until the last interaction with our highly-skilled EMTs and Paramedics, you and your family will be in the best hands. Our people are the difference.”
When an emergency arises- whether a car accident, a stroke, or a slip hiking near the Buffalo River- take comfort in knowing that some of the first faces you see will be a member of the NARMC EMS team.