Baggett to Retire from Fort Smith EMS | Health
After more than 30 years of serving the area as a Fort Smith Emergency Medical Services technician, EMT Jerry Baggett will retire this week.
Baggett's last day will be Friday, June 8, according to Brian Weindel, Communications Manager with Fort Smith EMS.
Fort Smith EMS will be hosting a retirement reception to honor Baggett on Friday at noon at the main offices of Fort Smith EMS at 3417 Duke Avenue. Family, friends, and the public are welcomed to join us in congratulating him on his retirement.
As an EMT, Baggett was assigned to an ambulance at Sparks Regional Medical Center. He was the Arkansas EMT Association’s 2008 EMT of the Year and has won numerous state EMT competitions.
Baggett, who joined the service in 1981, has spent a lifetime in Emergency Medical Services, watching the EMS service evolve from a fledging ambulance service, to the first Paramedic service in the region, to one of the most state-of-the-art services in the country, according to Executive Director Tim Hearn.