LOUISIANA’S OWN, JUSTIN ARNONE, NRP, NAMED 2021 NAEMT/JONES & BARTLETT LEARNING EMS EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR

The Bureau of EMS congratulates Justin on this tremendous honor! Justin Arnone, BS, NRP, NCEE, TP-C, FP-C, works at the Saint George Fire Department and Louisiana Army National Guard. He’s worked in EMS for 14 years and has experience as a civilian firefighter and a combat medic. 

Nominated by Dan Godbee, his medical director at Saint George, Arnone was instrumental in creating and training personnel in new clinical guidelines that have been modeled by agencies in the region and around the country. He helped to revitalize the East Baton Rouge EMS Critical Incident Stress Management team and provides training to EMS, fire departments, and military personnel in the state. As the assistant training director at East Baton Rouge Parish EMS from 2015–2019, Justin enhanced the QA/QI process, restructuring the management of training records and creating incentives for staff that participated in the training. Arnone’s enthusiasm and dedication are examples for all to emulate and have inspired other training departments.  

Arnone also works closely with the Bureau of EMS, currently serving as the Military Medic representative on the state’s EMS Task Force, where he also chairs the Military Relations SubCommittee.