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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.  


Nominations for GEMSA's annual awards are due November 30, 2021 at 5 pm.

We all know people and services who are worthy of recognition for their outstanding achievements or contributions to EMS, especially during a pandemic, so let's show them!

All award nomination forms are online. Just fill in the information, upload your nomination statement and nominee photo, and hit submit! It is that easy! Get details on each award and view the nomination forms on our awards page here.

new course offering:
Introduction to ems leadership

Presented by the Georgia EMS Leadership Alumni Association

When: February 1 & 2, 2022
Where: Lake Blackshear Resort, Cordele, GA
Time: Two, 8 hour days
Other: Tuition, lodging, and meals are covered
Funding provided by the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Preparedness Foundation.

This is an entry level leadership course designed to engage and provide the first level of training for new and/or future leaders in the EMS profession. The course focuses on developing professionalism and preparing the future generation of EMS leaders in order to prosper in those roles.

Learn more and apply online by December 21 at:

More information is also available on our website page 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!

VIRTUAL 2021 GEMSA Providers & Educators
online ce sessions available nov. 15-Dec. 15

GEMSA has partnered with the Georgia Trauma Commission to provide sessions from the 2021 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference held in October in an online virtual format to allow more EMS professionals and nurses to obtain CE hours.

If you registered by Nov. 10, you will have access to the online sessions.  Emails will be sent to those registered on November 15.  

Learn more about how to access the virtual event on our virtual event page.  

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. 

  • Farm Medic - Dec. 2021
  • TECC - Dec. 2021
  • Trauma Skills Labs - Jan, Feb, March, April 2022

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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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