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.

Partnership Palooza Expo - Free CE Hours and Virtual Trade Show Event with prizes!

KEMSA has partnered with Savvik and other EMS associations to bring you a unique online event: Partnership Palooza Expo. On August 13, you can get two free hours of CE along with viewing the latest products and services in our virtual exhibit hall. Then August 14-28, you get a chance for 10 more free hours of CE through CareerCert on your own time.

Everyone is invited!  Join us for:

  • FREE continuing education hours with up to 12 hours to help fulfill re-certification requirements for any state or for NR re-certification provided by CareerCert
  • EXPLORE OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL to learn more about the latest products and services available
  • PRIZES!  Visiting booths = more chances to win awesome prizes
  • NETWORKING with attendees and vendors live through chat rooms and meet other EMS professionals from around the country
  • HELP SUPPORT YOUR EMS ASSOCIATION as your association gets a revenue share by you attending the event and visiting vendors
Where else can you do all that?  

Learn more and register for this FREE virtual event at: https://www.accelevents.com/e/savvik

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KEMSA Board of Directors Elections are open

All active members of KEMSA are eligible to vote in support of candidates for its board of directors.  These are three-year terms taking office on August 14, 2020.  You are allowed to vote for up to THREE candidates. Voting ends Aug. 14 at noon.

How to vote:

  1. Read the biographical information about the candidates and why they want to be on the board on our website.
  2. Take a few seconds to vote using our electronic ballot (available July 27-August 14 at noon) 
    Note: Members must login to the KEMSA website to vote since you must be a verified KEMSA Member for your vote to be counted.

KEMSA Educational Opportunities for 2020
June 16, 2020 Update

The KEMSA Board is working diligently to be able to provide EMS education to our membership and providers across the state despite in-person events being cancelled in 2020. We have been working with national and local educators on ideas and plans to provide virtual high quality education. We understand time and budgets are limited, so we are focused on providing cost-effective and self-paced education that you can complete on your own time from your location. As the future is uncertain, we feel this is the best way to present education at this time.

Here is what we are working on:

  • We will continue to provide CE articles or at least one hour of free CE education to our members each month by e-mail in partnership with CareerCert.
    If you only need a few hours for re-certification or would like to pick and choose what courses you take, CareerCert does offer KEMSA members a 25% subscription discount for individuals and 30% discount for agencies per user. They have over 300 courses to choose from including live and pre-recorded CAPCE approved courses. Sign up here.
  • We are finalizing a partnership that will provide Kansas core component content and NREMT refresher courses in a package deal - 24 hours for EMTs and 48 hours for paramedics at a discount for KEMSA members.  These will be pre-recorded sessions that can be taken at your own pace.
  • The KEMSA Educator's Society is planning on hosting a virtual Educator's Workshop this fall in order to help educators meet their workshop requirement in 2020.  Stay tuned for details on that!
  • KEMSA is also working on a partnership with Savvik Buying Group on a virtual tradeshow opportunity that will allow you to get a few CE hours along with learning about the latest and greatest products and services for EMS.  As budgets are tight, we understand you need to make your money go further. This will give you a chance to educate yourself and network with vendors from across the country. 
  • Other virtual educational opportunities are also being considered.

Some of these opportunities will be rolled out over the next 30-60 days, so stay tuned for complete details. Make sure to keep your membership current to be able to take advantage of the discounted and free education we will be offering this year.

As of now, we are making plans for in-person events to return in 2021.  If things change this fall, so will our plans.  We appreciate your understanding and flexibility during this time.

Please note:

  • While we are going to continue to provide education to you, we recommend that you don't wait until the last minute to get your CE hours.  Anything can happen, and the Kansas Board of EMS indicated they are not currently planning to extend the Dec. 31 deadline for re-certification. Watch our website and facebook page as we promote educational opportunities you can take advantage of.

COVID-19 Resource Page

KEMSA has a 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.  Check back often as it is updated frequently.


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.


KEMSA Annual Meeting 2020

Per the KEMSA bylaws, an annual meeting shall be held at a time and place to be determined by the Board of Directors.  

Since the conference has been cancelled for 2020, the Board of Directors has decided to hold the annual meeting electronically via zoom on August 14, 2020 at 10 am. 

At said annual meeting, the President shall report to the Members the state of the Association. There will be no action items at this meeting, and it will be pretty short as most activities in 2020 have been cancelled due to the pandemic.

Please consider this your official notice and invitation to the meeting.  If you would like to attend via zoom, you may register here.  Please register by Aug. 11 if you want to attend.

Members must login to register and zoom information will be sent out a few days before the meeting.  

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