Newest Emergency Medical Responder is high school student

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Eighteen-year-old Sam Drizner (left) is Eureka Springs Fire Department's newest volunteer Emergency Medical Responder after having graduated with an A from the class taught by Capt. Billy Hayes (center). Eureka Springs Fire Chief Rhys Williams is on the right. Kathryn Lucariello / Carroll County News

EUREKA SPRINGS -- At the Western Carroll County Ambulance District meeting Tuesday, Eureka Springs Fire Chief introduced his newest and youngest Emergency Medical Responder: high school student Sam Drizner.

Drizner is scheduled to graduate from Eureka Springs High School this year. He turned 18 a little over a month ago.

Drizner recently took the Emergency Medical Responder class from Eureka Springs fire Capt. Billy Hayes.

"This young man graduated our EMR class with an A," Williams said, "and he was voted on to the department. He has been going on fire and EMS calls with us."

EMRs are volunteers who act as first responders to medical calls and provide First Aid and CPR as well taking vital information to assist patients while waiting for an ambulance to arrive.

Drizner finished second place in the state Skills U.S.A. competition in Hot Springs this year for First Aid and CPR.

"I'm planning to go to North Arkansas College for nursing training after high school," he said.

"He wants to become an EMT and Paramedic," Williams added. "We are very proud of him."

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  • This is the same young man that was turned away by HIFD, whom did'nt have time to interview him. ES's gain, HI's loss! HI needs an elected Fire Board, to oversee the Fire Department.

    -- Posted by CommonSense22 on Sun, May 20, 2012, at 11:25 AM
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