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Doug Vanaman

Vanaman, Doug - 2023

Doug Vanaman

Part-Time Public Safety Officer Public Safety (501) 450-7711


Officer Doug Vanaman was born in Greenville, Mississippi and moved to North Little Rock a year later, then to Conway in 1979. He graduated from Conway High School in 1986 and married his high school sweetheart Tammy in 1988. After becoming an EMT in 1992, Doug went to work at the Conway Regional Emergency Response Team as a dispatcher and EMT-Basic. He attended and graduated from the UAMS-CHRP Paramedic program in 1994. He worked as a Firefighter-Paramedic for Conway Fire Department throughout 95' and 96' while working simultaneously as a paramedic for the ERT ambulance service. Doug left the fire service after their only child, Abbigale, was born. He continued to work as a medic while attending UCA from 99' to 03' as a biology major and Apoptosis Research Team member. Doug was accepted to medical school prior to graduating from UCA and attended the College of Medicine until withdrawing prior to his senior year. Doug, Tammy, and Abbigale have since been involved with multiple non-profit and mutual aid groups in support of basic Human Rights, providing food, clothing, and logistical assistance to those struggling with poverty and homelessness. Also providing free security services to events involving marginalized groups. Doug and his family have and continue to avidly pursue outdoor adventure. Including hiking, climbing, canoeing and spelunking.

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