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.

New Date, times and location!

Nov. 19 - Stakeholder Meeting - Draft Regulations for Non-Transport Agencies

The Kansas EMS Association (KEMSA) and the Kansas State Firefighters Association (KSFFA) in conjunction with the Kansas Board of EMS (KSBEMS) is soliciting input on newly proposed regulations.  Kansas EMS Stakeholder meetings will be hosted on November 19, 2019 to gather input proposed regulation. Two specific regulatory topics are being discussed at the Kansas Board of EMS.  It is important for all agencies to be aware of the proposed changes and to offer feedback.  The proposed regulations are listed below along with links to submit written feedback.  Information and questions gathered from the surveys will be addressed at the stakeholders meetings.

Meeting Details:

November 19, 2019
9:00 am to 10:30 am –Sponsoring Organization Regulation Discussion
10:30 am - 12:30 pm – Non-transport Agency Regulation Discussion

New Location: Junction City
Courtyard Marriott - Main conference room
310 Hammons Dr, Junction City, KS 66441 

Proposed statutory and regulatory oversight of non-transport EMS agencies.  The KSBEMS currently has regulatory authority over EMS agencies that provide transport, the propose regulation would extend the oversight to include first response agencies.  The goal is to ensure quality care is provided by all emergency medical response agencies.  The proposed changes would be at the statutory and regulatory level.  It is important to have feedback from all the agencies that will be impacted. 

Proposed Regulation of Sponsoring Organizations for Initial and Continuing education.  New regulations impacting the requirement for sponsoring organizations for initial and continuing education provider were discussed at the October KSBEMS meeting.  It is important for all stakeholders to review and offer input on the changes early in the process.

Regional Speaker Proposals for the 2020 KEMSA Conference due by Nov. 30

KEMSA is looking for a few more regional speaker proposals for the 2020 KEMSA Conference & Expo in August 2020. If you would like to present one or two sessions at the conference, you may now submit a proposal for consideration until Nov. 30. 

Learn more and submit online 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.
  • November 19 - Stakeholder meeting, Junction City
    9:00 am - 10:30 am – Sponsoring Organization Regulation Discussion
    10:30 am - 12:30 pm – Non-transport Agency Regulation Discussion
    See details above.
  • 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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