As of September 21, 2018, the Georgia Association of EMS officially became the Georgia EMS Association (GEMSA). The Board of Directors felt the new name represented the mission of the association better, and they wanted to help eliminate confusion about the association and the state office of EMS. GEMSA has also worked hard in 2018 to increase your membership benefits and make this organization a valuable asset to you. Learn more about our membership benefits here.
The Georgia EMS Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping EMTs and Paramedics who work in the State of Georgia. While others are welcome to join, our primary goal is to make life a little better for those who have chosen emergency care in the streets as their profession.
What your association has been working on:
The mission of the Georgia EMS Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.
GEMSA Chairman Chad Black participated in an interview with EMS Underground. Check it out and learn more about the Georgia EMS Association and what we are working on.https://youtu.be/CAdj-CQypKE
In a recent podcast, Medic Class Citizen discusses the benefits of membership in professional organizations for licensed EMS personnel.
From MCC: "Join us as we welcome Georgia EMS Association Chair Chad Black, as we dive in to examples of benefits that every listener across the country should be seeking out in their individual states, provinces, territories and regions through affiliation in professional organizations.
Chad also shares incredibly valuable experience from his years of leadership in various EMS agencies, as he worked his way from an EMT on the ambulance, to paramedic, to Battalion Chief and regional manager (air medical) to Director of Emergency Services. We discuss ways professional organizations provide benefits ranging from continuing education opportunities, leadership and development training, pensions and retirement, to political and legislative representation on Capitol Hill (Senate Bill 102, alongside our very own, Jason Grady).
We round out the episode by discussing Chad's involvement in working toward administering whole blood in the pre-hospital field throughout certain regions of Georgia, and the steps he and those involved had to take in order to get the pilot program approved and off the ground."