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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.  

2022 GEMSA Leadership Program - Apply by Jan. 31

The GEMSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to conduct the 11th EMS Leadership Education and Training Course in 2022.  The class will be conducted during four (4) up to one week sessions at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and other locations across the State.  This funding will allow us to pay for all expenses, except for travel to and from the course, for participants selected for the program.  We will accept 25 students into the course.   

All application materials must be SUBMITTED ONLINE no later than January 31, 2022 at 5 pm ET.

Learn more.

2022 Event Registrations Open

2022 Annual EMS Awards Banquet

Sunday, March 27 at 7 pm - Buy a ticket here
(This is separate from a Directors & Leadership Conference registration. Award finalists will be announced in Jan. 2022.)

2022 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference

March 28-30, 2022, Legacy Lodge & Conference Center at Lake Lanier
Brochure/agenda coming soon!  

Learn more and register here.

GEMSA Journal - Fall 2021

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:

Features of this issue:

  • GEMSA Update
  • 2021 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference
  • Where to Find the Future Providers
  • Everyone Needs a Harold
  • We Need to Do Better: Ante Up
  • What Made You Get Into EMS?
  • Award Nominations Due Nov. 30
  • and much more!

Georgia Retirement Plan

Update - November 2021

We understand that everyone is anxious for news about the retirement plan. We are still moving forward with this, but COVID-19 put up some roadblocks for us. Low interest rates and not yet getting seed money to get this program moving have slowed us down. But, we aren’t stopping. We are currently in discussions with an investment group, some lobbyists, and some house aides to discuss our plans. We have been working on setting up meetings with state elected officials for discussions on funding from the state to use as seed money to get the retirement established. These meetings were delayed due to Governor Kemp calling a special session for the redistricting work the house and senate had to complete. We will make sure those meetings happen as soon as they can.

Also, the investment group is recommending GEMSA look at hiring an attorney that is skilled in retirements and pensions, due to this being something new, different, and never been done for EMS prior. We are waiting on a proposal regarding why we need an attorney and next steps. Then we will be able to provide a better update to our Board and GEMSA members.

Continuing to increase membership in the association will help us as we move forward. The goal of an EMS retirement plan 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.


GEMSA Trainings

See upcoming trainings using the Training tab on our website. 

  • Auto Extrication - Feb 2022
  • Farm Medic - Feb-April 2022
  • TECC - All months in 2022
  • Trauma Skills Labs - Jan-June 2022

Recent Job Postings

You can find job postings on our new and improved job board here.

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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