The Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services (MEMS) is mourning the loss of one of their own.
Major Dean Douglas lost his life after he was hurt while responding to an emergency call during last week's Little Rock Marathon.
He was on life support until Friday.
The company released their official statement over Douglas' death in a Facebook post: "Yesterday, we lost a colleague, friend and hero. Major Dean Douglas tragically lost his life after suffering injuries sustained while responding to an emergency call during last week's Little Rock Marathon. He served as a MEMS Paramedic during the race and had been on life support since then. In his last act of heroism, he donated his organs so that others may live. This is the only line-of-duty death that our organization has experienced in our 37-year history. Our prayers are with his family and the colleagues who served alongside him."
KTHV-TV CBS 11 Little Rock
The Fayetteville Fire Department responded to a structure fire Sunday (Nov. 27) morning on the west side of Fayetteville at around 7 a.m.
When crews arrived, there was smoke and fire coming from the front of the house. Crews were able to successfully put out the fire without injuries.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fort Smith
In the middle of the last century, Little Rock Fire Station 9 on East Sixth Street was the hub of the community.
"People voted here. The police hung out here -- because they didn't have two-way radios, so this is where they got the calls," says retired firefighter Bob Franklin. Neighbors gathered to hear Fire Capt. Lance Leech play the banjo in the evenings, he adds; kids played on the lawn and roller-skated down the driveway. "This was the center of the neighborhood."
Construction on the fire station started in March 1930 and took 64 days. Engine Co. No. 9 moved in June 1930 and occupied it until July 1963, when the city moved it to the airport to supplement the crash station crew.
Industry and warehousing were expanding in the area, and so was a community of the people employed therein.
Northwest Arkansas News - Metered Site
Sheep Dog Impact Assitance (SDIA) held its 14th Annual Turkey Trot For Heroes Thursday, Nov. 25 in Rogers.
The competition started at 9 a.m. and took place at St. Mary's Center for Nonprofit.
The event featured a traditional 5K run, a virtual version, and a 1-mile fun run and walk.
The Wild Gobbler 5K also offered an additional challenge, with five stops with bodyweight exercise challenges. Each stop honored a fallen service member who died this year. The first stop was for Pea Ridge Officer Kevin Apple, who died in the line of duty in June.
"Learning about these heroes and their stories and their bios and what they are truly about. Also seeing the people, and their faces and them having a great time, and a good run and seeing them support the cause makes all the difference because they are amazing men and women that come out to do this on Thanksgiving morning."
KFSM-TV CBS 5 Fort Smith