Smith named NAEMT regional education coordinator

EMS Director Jeri Smith, of the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department, was named the Region IV regional education coordinator by the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT), which recently announced appointments for its regional and state educational coordinators in the U.S. “I am honored to have been selected,” Smith said. Region […]

Car demonstration illustrates heat dangers

EMS Director Jeri Smith measured the temperature of three parked vehicles June 16 at the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department to illustrate how hot it can become inside a sealed car. That day saw a high temperature of 97 degrees, but the heat index of 109 was more than 10 degrees […]

Citizens warned about heat-related illness this week

The third week of June is expected to be quite hot, with temperatures topping out in the high 90s. Heat indexes are estimated to hover between 100 and 105 degrees. When it becomes this hot, Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department employees warn against possible heat-related illness. Firefighter-Paramedic Brandy Rice shared the […]

Area clinics providing after-hours care

New medical services have been added recently to both the Ark City Clinic and South Central Kansas Clinic (SCKC). The additional services are intended to fill a gap in health care options for area residents. In May, Ark City Clinic started an urgent care walk-in clinic, which is available from […]

Relay for Life event will be June 10

The annual Relay for Life event for cancer awareness will take place June 10 and its theme this year is “Dr. Seuss.” The event will take place at the Cowley College Track and Field Complex. However, volunteers have been working behind the scenes for months, preparing for June 10. Purple […]

Mosquito season now in full swing

The summer season is in full swing and so is mosquito season. Homeowners can control pests in their general vicinity by trimming brush and raising canopies of well-established trees and shrubs, as well as by properly maintaining their yards. It is important to note that the City of Arkansas City […]