The Arkansas Ambulance Association named Pafford EMS in Hope the ALS Service of the Year on Saturday, August 5 at the AEMTA's annual conference and trade show banquet at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

The Arkansas Ambulance Association named Pafford EMS in Hope the ALS Service of the Year on Saturday, August 5 at the AEMTA’s annual conference and trade show banquet at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
Pafford EMS’ nomination package highlighted the company’s accomplishments in national, regional and state ambulance industry leadership for rural emergency medical services. Pafford EMS was recognized for its clinical and technological advancements as well as the company’s commitment to community in all the areas the company serves.
Pafford CEO, Jamie Pafford accepted the award on behalf of her Arkansas operations saying, ”This year we discovered that Pafford is not just one person, but the combined strength of everyone at the company. We have truly found our identity - EMS Strong - Pafford Proud.”
Other Pafford EMS ground ambulance operations and Pafford aeromedical operations also placed in the AEMTA’s paramedic, EMT and air medical skills competitions as follows:
• Paramedic Competition, First Place: Michael Salsbury/Teresa Walters (Pafford Air Med Ft. Smith and NW AR)
• Paramedic Competition, 3rd Place: Johnathon Butler/Jackson Butler (Pafford EMS Helena Base)
• EMT Competition, 2nd Place: Jackson Butler (Pafford EMS- Helena Base) Michael Walters (Pafford EMS- NW AR)
• Air Medical Competition, First Place: Alex Halle/Tiffany Wilson (Pafford Air One Bravo- Pine Bluff Base
• Air Medical Competition, Third Place: Jess Atkins/Lucy Penney (Pafford Air One Alpha Ruston LA Base)
This year, Pafford Medical Services, based in Hope, celebrates the company’s half-century mark in business after expanding out from Magnolia in 1967 on to Hope and then on to grow into Mississippi, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The company’s 890 professionals facilitate more than 125,000 annual responses operating three emergency medical helicopters, two fixed wing air ambulances and more than 95 ground ambulances.