The mission of the Kansas EMS Association is to be a single voice for EMS professionals, ambulance services and other interested entities, and to further the continued improvement of emergency medical services throughout Kansas.

KEMSA Chief Operations Officer Position Opening

KEMSA has an opening for Chief Operations Officer. This position will be responsible for membership services, communications facilitation, conference management/event planning, project development/implementation, and office administration. The flexibility and ability to travel to and attend KEMSA events is a requirement. The COO must serve the needs of the Association’s membership per the direction of the Association’s President and Board of Directors.

This is a part-time contract position (20-30 hours a week) with flexible hours as determined by the task being performed and events scheduled. There is an opportunity to grow the position to a full-time position at the direction of the KEMSA Board. This job operates from a professional home office environment and conference venues.

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume along with a cover letter to  Resumes will be accepted until January 31, 2021 with interviews in February.

The cover letter should include: why you want to work for KEMSA, the qualities/skills you have that make you a good candidate, what you can contribute to the organization, and your salary requirements.

This is a contract position. Salary based on experience. Opportunities to grow the position are available.  No additional benefits available.

Read the full job description here.

KEMSA Events 2021

Right now, it is hard to imagine a time when we can get back together in-person for education, training, and networking. But, KEMSA is hopeful that as things progress in 2021, we can get back together in late spring or early summer. Below are events as they are planned now, but we all know that can change. Mark your calendars for the dates below, but make sure to check back for details as they are finalized.

Tentative 2021 Events:

  • April 9-11 - Spring Core Conference, Dodge City, KS
  • May 7 - KEMSA Golf Tournament, Newton, KS
  • May 15 - Volunteer Survival Workshop, Garden City, KS
  • July 9-10 - Peer Support Recovery and Resiliency Symposium, Wichita, KS
  • August 12-15 - KEMSA Annual Conference & Expo, Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, KS
  • September 24 - KEMSA Clay Shooting Tournament, Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays, Gypsum, KS

Other events that we are working on that will be scheduled once we have a better idea when we can have events again:

  • 4-Day Management Workshop
  • Medical Director Workshops
  • 40-Hour Peer Support Training
  • Online Resiliency Workshop
  • Fall KEMSA Core Conference
  • Day in Our Lives Workshop
  • Continuing Education Webinars
  • And more!

    COVID-19 Resource Page

    KEMSA has a COVID-19 resource page at, which provides links to national and state entities, resources regarding PPE and N95 masks, online training links, sample protocols and documents from EMS services, and more.  Check back often as it is updated frequently.


    KEMSA is a professional membership organization and does not regulate the EMS profession in Kansas.

    KEMSA is proud that we have members in all 6 regions in Kansas with members located in 90 of the 105 counties in Kansas and five other states. About 85% of the services in Kansas have a service membership with KEMSA. KEMSA has more than 100 active service memberships, which represents more than 5,000 certified EMS attendants working within Kansas EMS agencies, and more than 2,000 active individual memberships.  Learn more about KEMSA here.

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