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.

Stakeholder Meeting - EMS First Response Agency Regulation 

June 5, 2019,  1 pm

Landon State Office Building, Room 509
900 SW Jackson
Topeka, KS  66612

The Kansas State Fire Fighters Association and the Kansas EMS Association will be hosting a stakeholders meeting to gather feedback on the possible regulation of non-transport agencies.   The Kansas Board of EMS Operations Committee has had several discussion over the past 12 months concerning the regulation of all entities providing emergency medical services including first response and transport agencies.  Kansas Board of EMS staff will provide an overview of the possible regulatory changes and licensing of agencies.   Please plan on attending to provide input that will guide this process.

There is no cost to attend, but please RSVP here if possible.

KEMSA Establishes Scholarship Program

Starting in 2019, KEMSA has established a scholarship fund using the revenue share funds we get from our partnership with Savvik Buying Group. Scholarship funds are intended to assist those hoping to enter the emergency medical services job force or for established members of the EMS community looking to advance their education and/or certification level.

Applications for 2019 are due on June 15.  

Scholarships will be given for:
A) Higher education EMS programs - must be a KEMSA member to be eligible
B) EMR, EMT, AEMT or Paramedic programs - can be a KEMSA member, spouse, child or grandchild of a member

See details on qualifications and submission requirements on our scholarship page here.

KEMSA is looking for individuals and organizations who deserve to be recognized. 

Nominate them today! - Nominations are due June 15

Are you busy working on your award nominations? We all know people and services who are worthy of recognition for their outstanding achievements or contributions to EMS, so let's show them! Who's making a difference in your EMS world locally or in another service?

Award finalists will be honored at the KEMSA "Honoring Our Own" Awards Banquet in Mulvane, KS Aug. 10, 2019 in conjunction with the annual KEMSA Conference & Expo.

Don't wait until the last minute.  Submit your nomination now!

Registration for the 2019 KEMSA Conference & Expo is now open.  Click on the register now button below for complete details, to download the brochure, and to register online.  We hope to see you there!

KEMSA is Looking for Exhibitors and Sponsors!

You are invited to join us as an exhibitor and sponsor to help us continue to provide a high quality educational conference for emergency medical services personnel in the state and surrounding areas - from first responders to paramedics, as well as physicians, educators, firefighters, service directors, managers and more!  We are planning for more than 450 attendees at our 2019 KEMSA Conference & Expo.

Exhibitor move-in: Aug. 8 | Exhibit days: Aug. 9 & 10, 2019
Location: Kansas Star Event Center, 777 Kansas Star Drive, Mulvane, KS 67110

Learn more about exhibitor opportunities here.
Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here.

2019 KEMSA Events

KEMSA is busy planning events that will be valuable to our members. Mark your calendars for the dates below, watch for other events, and check our website for complete details as they are available. We hope to see you at some of our events this year as we provide training and advocate for EMS in Kansas.
  • May 19-25 - EMS Week 2019 - Beyond the Call - Learn more here.
  • June 5 - Stakeholder Meeting - EMS First Response Agency Regulation - Learn more and rsvp here.
  • June 6 – Administrators Society Meeting – noon at Celtic Fox (RSVP needed, members of the society will receive an email)
  • July 22-26 - Peer Support & Critical Incident Debrief Training - 40 hour basic training in Wichita, KS - REGISTER HERE.  Class size is limited so register early!
  • August 8-11 – KEMSA Annual Conference & Expo, Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, Kansas
    ATTENDEESRegister here.
    HOTEL RESERVATIONSReserve your hotel room now as they sell out every year!
  • October 3 – Administrators Society Meeting – noon at Celtic Fox (RSVP needed, members of the society will receive an email)
  • October 14-18 – EMS World Expo, New Orleans, LA (KEMSA members get discounted registration.  Get more details at
  • December 5 – Administrators Society Meeting – noon at Celtic Fox (RSVP needed, members of the society will receive an email)


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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