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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.  

GEMSA Journal - SUMMER 2020

The Summer 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:

Features of this issue:

  • Day at the Capitol and EMS Awards Reception 2020
  • Service Spotlight: Jackson County EMS
  • How COVID-19 Has Changed EMS Documentation Requirements

  • The Price of Doing Business During a Pandemic

  • Living in a Virtual World 25
  • Georgia EMS Policy Update: Anaphylaxis and the EMT/EMT-I
  • and much more!

New COVID-19 Resource Page on GEMSA Website

Message from the Executive Director:

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of GEMSA, please know that we are here to support our brothers and sisters during this unprecedented time in our world and in our profession.  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 we work through this difficult time.  We will be updating the Resource Center information regularly, so we don't flood your inbox with emails. Please check back often for new posts.

Finally, if you have information that may be of assistance to EMS in dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, please feel free to contact us at  Also, check us out on Facebook at @GeorgiaEMSAssociation.

May God Bless and Keep You.

Kim Littleton
Executive Director, GEMSA

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.
Learn more about group memberships here.  Join the association here.

Podcast - Strength in Numbers
[Featuring Chad Black, NRP] By Medic Class Citizen

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." 


CE Certificates for Past Conferences

If you have attended a past conference or event hosted by the Georgia EMS Association, you were provided a continuing education transcript with a list of your continuing education hours either at the event or electronically after the events.  (Note: 2018 Providers and Educators Conference certificates were provided through

If you need a replacement continuing education transcript, there is a $5 charge for this service.  All you have to do is fill out the form on this page and complete the payment information.  Within 3-5 business days of receiving your request and payment, we'll e-mail you a new copy of your transcript.

Starting with the 2019 Providers & Educators Conference and moving forward, all sessions were uploaded for you into the state system, so you will no longer need a certificate to do that.

2020 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Sponsor and exhibitor registration is open for 2020 including corporate sponsorships and sponsorship/exhibits for the Directors & Leadership Conference in March 2020. 

Now is a great time to mark your calendars and get us in your budget for next year. 

View complete details here.


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The mission of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services 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.

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