The Georgia EMS Association is dedicated to helping EMTs and Paramedics who work in the State of Georgia. GEMSA is an association you can be proud to be a member of.
With member discounts, educational conferences, representation on a host of organizations, the GEMSA Journal, legislative representation, other discounts, and much more, you can't afford not to be a member.
2021 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference - Registration Open
The 2021 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference will be in-person May 3-5, 2021. Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we currently have a limited number of spots for conference attendees. As restrictions change, we will add more spots as we are allowed. 2020 registrations that were not refunded can be applied to registrations in 2021.
2021 Awards Reception - Buy Tickets Now
For 2021, GEMSA will be hosting its annual awards reception on May 3, 2021 in conjunction with the 2021 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference. There are a limited number of tickets for this event as well.
The 2020 top three award finalists in each category will be recognized, and the 2020 award winners will be announced. Cost is $25 per ticket to attend the reception. Tickets are not included with a conference registration.
To attend, you must purchase a ticket. See a complete list of nominees and buy tickets here.
In Appreciation of EMS - GEMSA Offers Free Memberships for 1-Year
To show our appreciation to all EMS Providers in Georgia for all your hard work, sacrifices, and dedication to serving the citizens of Georgia during this pandemic, the Georgia EMS Association (GEMSA) is offering ALL Georgia licensed EMS providers a FREE 1-year membership with GEMSA.
This FREE membership will not only provide you with plenty of membership benefits (see the list here), but it will also help GEMSA move forward in getting an EMS retirement plan option up and running just for you!
Offer Valid: until April 15, 2021
Sign up at: georgiaemsassociation.com/join
Virtual GEMSA Conference Re-Launch
GEMSA partnered with the Georgia Trauma Commission to provide sessions from the 2020 Virtual GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference online once again in a virtual format. Thanks to this partnership, this virtual event is being provided FREE of charge.
For those who registered by the deadline of Jan. 27, you should have received a personalized link by email on Monday, Feb. 1 to access the virtual sessions. If you need help or other details, learn more here.
GEMSA Journal - Fall 2020
The Fall issue of the GEMSA Journal is available in a digital format here. You can view it on your computer, tablet, phone, etc. Features of this issue:
Georgia Retirement Plan
The Georgia EMS Association has partnered with financial service partners and PointeNorth Insurance Group to assist in the development of a Georgia EMS Retirement Fund. This has been in the works for some time and significant progress has been made.
The biggest obstacle that we face right now for creating a Georgia EMS Retirement Plan is the low number of EMS association members in relation to the total number of EMS professionals in Georgia. Actuaries are structuring the plan so that only members of the Georgia EMS Association will be eligible for the Pension. In order for the actuaries to begin creating the framework for the financing of the pension fund, the membership level needs to be at a minimum of 10,000. Increasing membership in the association is the first step in achieving the goal of creating an EMS Pension for Georgia. This is a goal that can only be achieved with the cooperation of the entire EMS Community of Georgia. View more information here.
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COVID-19 Resource Page on GEMSA Website
In an effort to be a key resource for information and assistance during the pandemic, we have developed a COVID-19 Resource page on our GEMSA website - georgiaemsassociation/covid-19.
We will continue to gather information and all available resources to share on the Resource page as items are available. Stay well.