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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.  


The Georgia EMS Association is proud to announce that we are currently accepting applications for Year 12 of the Georgia EMS Leadership Program for 2023. 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.

To see complete program details, application requirements and more visit our Leadership Program page

GEMSA EMS Memorial nominations requested by feb. 15

Each year at the GEMSA Awards Reception, we honor those in EMS who have passed away in the last year. We are making plans to host this year's awards reception on Tuesday, March 28 in conjunction with the 2023 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference at Lake Lanier. Learn more about our awards reception here.

If you know of someone in EMS who has passed away between February 2022-February 2023, please submit their information using our online form at:

Thanks for your help in remembering our fellow brothers and sisters in EMS.

Registration Open!

2023 Awards Reception

GEMSA will be hosting its annual awards reception on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 in conjunction with the 2023 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference.  Learn more and register for this event here. (This is separate from a conference registration.)

2023 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference

The 2023 GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference will be held March 29-31, 2023.  This is a new Wednesday-Friday schedule. The location will be Legacy Lodge at Lake Lanier.  Whether you are an EMS Director, department manager, shift supervisor, or anyone with the responsibility of leading a team of people, the GEMSA Directors & Leadership Conference is the place for you! This conference provides two valuable days of thought-provoking sessions along with the opportunity to network with other EMS professionals and industry leaders.  Learn more and register for the conference here.

speakers proposals for fall Educators and providers conference Due March 1

GEMSA invites those interested in contributing to EMS in Georgia to submit proposals for presentation for the 2023 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference scheduled for Oct. 15-18, 2023 in Jeykll Island, GA.

Dates: October 15-18, 2023 (Preconference: Oct. 15 & 16 | Conference Days: Oct. 16-18)
Location: Jekyll Island, GA

Proposal Submission Deadline: March 1, 2023

Get complete details and submit on our call for presentations page here.


Our new and improved job board can be found at:

This job board allows job seekers to search for jobs by industry, employment type, location, or keyword.  Job seekers can also upload their resume to easily submit it for a job.  *Login information is the same as your member account on our website.

In addition, GEMSA members get FREE job postings on our job board as a membership benefit!  Job postings will also appear on our facebook pageLearn more here.

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. 

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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