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Introduction to ems leadership

Presented by GEMSA and the Georgia EMS Leadership Alumni Association

When: February 5-6-7, 2024
     Class will begin February 5th at 1400 hours
      February 6th at 0800 hrs till objectives are met
      February 7th at 0830 hrs till objectives are met
Time: 16 hours over three days
 Hard Labor Creek State Park - Rutledge, GA
Other: Meals and Lodging are covered
Funding provided by the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Preparedness Foundation.

Applications should be submitted by 5 pm on November 15, 2023 at the link below.


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. This course will cover the following topics:

  • Leadership
  • Developing Professional Skills
  • Communications
  • Time/Priority Management
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Diversity/General Differences
Download the course descriptions here.

If you have questions about the course, contact:

Items you will need to apply for the course:

  1. Required documentation – (A, B, and C) see below
  2. Letter of Endorsement from Supervisor (2. A or B)
  3. Student Information
  4. Student Essay - Why you want to participate in this entry level course, 250-500 words.
  5. Student Commitment Form
  6. Supervisor acknowledgement of participation (Download the form for 5&6 here. Print, sign, and scan.)

Details regarding each element are provided below.

‚Äč1. Required Documentation-  Please provide documentation for the following: 

        A – Resume or CV
        B – Proof of pre-hospital provider certification (EMT, A-EMT, CT, Paramedic, RN) 
        C – Active GEMSA membership

2. Letter of Endorsement from:  

        A – Direct supervisor with your organization or
        B – Georgia EMS Leadership Alumni

3. Student Service/Personal Contact Details along with Training and Background

  • Current Certifications
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • How many years have you worked in EMS?
  • If applicable, How many years have you worked in rural EMS?
  • How many years have you worked in your current position?
  • Have you ever worked in a supervisory role? If yes, for how long?
  • Do you work for more than one service? If so please list services
  • Briefly describe your job duties, or attach a copy of your current job description

4. Student Essay

Please write a Statement of Interest, not to exceed one page. This essay should detail why you are seeking leadership training.

5. Student Commitment Form
6. Supervisor acknowledgement of participation
(Download the form for 5&6 here. Print, sign, and scan. You will upload it on your application.)

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.

Georgia EMS Association  |  PO Box 772  |  Morganton, GA 30560  | Contact us

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