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 COVID-19 Resource Page

KEMSA has created a new COVID-19 resource page at kemsa.org/COVID-19, 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.  

If you have a resource you would like to share with others or something you think we need to include, please email Mary Napier.

We will use this page as a place to update and post relevant information rather than filling up your inbox. The COVID-19 resource page will be periodically updated to add the latest information and link to the most current guidance from the CDC and other agencies. 

If there is anything else we can do for you at this time, please contact us.

2020 KEMSA Events

KEMSA is excited about some upcoming events that we are planning for 2020.  However, we understand that some of these events may need to be postponed as things change daily in regard to COVID-19.  

For now, we are going to move ahead with registration and plans for events for June-September.  If we end up postponing or canceling an event, we will address the registration fees and other items accordingly.  Check out a list of upcoming events below and register today!

KEMSA events include:

  • April 2 – Administrators Society Meeting – Cancelled
  • KEMSA Golf Tournament, Newton, KS - Postponed to August 12
    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE
    Join us for a day on the golf course to benefit KEMSA! Registration includes green fees, cart w/ GPS, range balls before tournament, lunch, and hole contests, hole-in-one contests, team prizes, goodie bags, and a chance for door prizes! This is a four-person scramble with a shotgun start at 9 am.  We are working on plans to limit large group gatherings at this event, but otherwise we are proceeding as planned.
  • May 15 - A Day in Our Lives Workshop in Wichita, KS - Postponed, watch for a new date.
  • May 28 - Medical Director Workshop - Deerfield, KS (Region 1 & 2) - This will be the first of three workshops to be held this summer. This workshop is being hosted for Medical Directors and Service Directors in Regions 1 & 2, but anyone can attend.  
  • June 11 - Medical Director Workshop - Salina, KS (Region 3 & 4) - This workshop is being hosted for Medical Directors and Service Directors in Regions 3 & 4, but anyone can attend.  
  • June 23 - Medical Director Workshop - Salina, KS (Region 5 & 6) - This workshop is being hosted for Medical Directors and Service Directors in Regions 5 & 6, but anyone can attend.  
    The content of these workshops will include: Kansas Board of EMS Updates, Credentialing, Competencies/Quality Assurance, and time for questions and answers.  This project is federally funded through the KDHE - BCHS – FLEX Program.  The FLEX program is managed by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. Watch for more details.
  • June 20 - KEMSA Volunteer Survival Workshop, Garden City, KS
    REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE
    Despite 20 years of dire warning about the imminent collapse of the system, volunteers are approaching the 90-year mark as the foundation of America’s Emergency Medical Services. Over 60 percent of EMS providers volunteer, answering over half of the nation’s 911 medical calls (geographically)- as much as 90% in rural frontier states. But for many agencies, the struggle to remain viable is very real, and the future remains uncertain. Join Nancy Magee as she challenges assumptions, outdated traditions, and practices that are not working, and explores ways to create buy-in for new ideas, innovation and a successful redesign of the volunteer EMS model.
  • August 13-16 – KEMSA Annual Conference & Expo, Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, Kansas (Attendee registration opening in April. Exhibitor registration is open.)
  • September 14-18 – EMS World Expo, Las Vegas, NV
    (KEMSA members get discounted registration.  Get more details at www.emsworldexpo.com)
  • Sept. 18-19 - Peer Support Recovery & Resiliency Symposium, Wichita, KS -Watch for more details.
  • September 25 - Sporting Clays Tournament, Gypsum Valley Sporting Clays - Save the date and watch for more details!
  • October 1 – Administrators Society Meeting – noon at Celtic Fox
    (RSVP needed, members of the society will receive an email)
  • November 6-8, Dodge City, KS - spring core conference postponed to November 6-8 in Dodge City. 
  • December 3 – Administrators Society Meeting – noon at Celtic Fox
    (RSVP needed, members of the society will receive an email)

2020 KEMSA Conference & Expo -
EXHIBITOR REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Exhibitor move-in: Aug. 13 | Exhibit days: Aug. 14 & 15, 2020

We look forward to you being one of our exhibitors and a 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! Register for your booth and sponsorship here.


ABOUT KEMSA

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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