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To provide a voice and promote the highest quality and standards of Iowa’s Emergency Medical Services.

2016 EMS Memorial Ceremony :
A moving tribute to four fallen fellow providers and to all Iowa EMS Providers

The Ceremony was held at the EMS Memorial in West Des Moines at Station #19, located at 8055 Mills Civic Parkway on May 14, 2016.

It was a cold and windy Iowa day for our ceremony. We honored some very special EMS heros on Saturday. Our 2016 Honorees are, Douglas J. Butzier, M.D., Annette M. Hird, Dennis I. Mallory, D.O., Brian S. Seymour... read more

IEMSA EMS Education Scholarship Deadline JUNE 1, 2016!

Deadline for submission of applications: June 1, 2016

Click HERE for details of the scholarship.

The IEMSA Scholarship application is on the IEMSA website here.

The Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association is proud to offer annual scholarship opportunities in 2016. Funds are intended to assist those hoping to enter the emergency medical services job force or for established members of the EMS community looking to advance their education and certification level.

We will be awarding scholarships for $500 each to two individuals that are pursuing a certificate for EMR, EMT, AEMT or PARAMEDIC. One $500 scholarship is awarded to a training program, to be awarded at their discretion.

Get all your latest news in Iowa EMS by downloading the current edition of The Voice newsletter here. Looking for past editions? Visit the Members Only Section. Not an IEMSA member? What are you waiting for? Visit the Membership page here and join today!

Des Moines Marriott Downtown Now Accepting conference hotel reservations!
Planning to attend this year's IEMSA Annual Conference & Tradeshow? Then make your reservations at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown today by clicking here! Additional details are available in the Hotels sidebar on the Conference page. Room blocks will also be available at the Quality Inn, Holiday Inn, Renaissance Savery, and Hampton Inn. Reservations details will be posted on the Conference page as soon as they are available. 

2016 Lifeline STEMI Conferences
Make plans today to attend the Lifeline STEMI Conference in your area this March and May. For details, visit the Training section, then click on your preferred month to attend the STEMI conference. More details are available there, in addition to registration information.

The Iowa Stroke Conference will be held May 19th, 2016 at the Longbranch Hotel at 90 Twixt Town Road NE in Cedar Rapids, IA. The target audience for this event includes the following:

  • EMS
  • MD
  • RN
  • Stroke Coordinator

Register online today by clicking here! There is no fee to attend, but advanced registration is required.

February 9, 2017
Save the date for next year's EMS Day on the Hill & Leadership conference! Details as they become available will be posted on the Conference page.

New Group Purchasing Vendor Announced—Boundtree now offering IEMSA Member Discounted Pricing.

The Committee has researched EMS supply vendors for the best prices available, and have once again selected a company we feel will provide you with the best benefits possible.

This cycle, the contract has been awarded to Boundtree. Boundtree has entered into a two-year contract with IEMSA to provide our Affiliate Members (in good standing — to check your membership status please log-in to your IEMSA Online Account by clicking here — or call 1-515-225-8079) with considerable discounts on their products. This contract runs from August 1, 2015 and ends on July 31, 2017. For more details, read more here in the Members Only section.

A Statewide STEMI System of Care for Iowa
Get the latest news about the new statewide STEMI System of Care for Iowa on the Library page now. Learn about the goals for the program as well as opportunities, plus what's currently being done to spread the word and details on how you can get involved. Visit the Library page for more information.

Iowa EMS Stroke Alert Run Sheet and Stroke Exam Review
Brian Helland of Clive EMS and Terri Hamm of Mercy Medical Center Des Moines present an Iowa EMS stroke alert run sheet and exam review in an informative 18-minute video that you can view here.

The town of Stanwood in Cedar County currently has no ambulance service. Losing the service has been a long process for the community. In October 2011, Stanwood Ambulance Service became “Stanwood EMS” because they could no longer staff the ambulance on a 24-hour basis, a state requirement. Last month, “Stanwood EMS” shut down because its coordinator left. That position is also required by state law. Stanwood is now covered by services from the surrounding towns of Clarence, Mechanicsville and Olin. ... more on KCRG.com

Volunteer Individual of the Year
Featured on KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS — Ambulance services in rural areas are often underfunded, and require the help of volunteers like Wendy Frentress, a paramedic currently working with Blairstown Ambulance. She’s been recognized by the Iowa Emergency Medical Services Association with the Volunteer Individual of the Year award. That’s why she’s the focus of this week’s Show You Care Spotlight... more


IEMSA Merchandise is now available to order online. Orders placed by the 1st of the month are printed and shipped the following month. More details are available on the wait-time and shipping time on the order form.

If you’d like to order State Patches and Rockers, please contact the office for pricing and availability.

To read the full article and view the news piece that aired on KWQC-TV6 on January 29, 2015, click here.


2015 Iowa Legislator Listing
Looking to find out who represents your IEMSA Region in the Iowa legislature? Then the 2015 Iowa Legislator Listing Reference Booklet will come in very handy. Download your PDF copy here.

Latest Ebola Information


The Iowa Department on Aging has received a federal grant to prevent falls by at-risk Iowans.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Health, unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths for Iowans aged 65 or older.

“Increasing the variety and availability of evidenced-based fall prevention programs throughout the state is key to reducing the number of fall related injuries” said Iowa Department on Aging Director Donna Harvey. “Thanks to this project, the State will establish a responsive, integrated fall prevention network that enables more at-risk Iowans to participate in falls prevention programs and learn strategies to decrease their chances of falling.”

We hope you will strongly consider becoming engaged in this effort. It is an investment in Iowa’s future; if we can educate people today, we can prevent fall-related injuries and deaths in the years to come.

Please feel free to share this Master Trainer Course Application with others in your professional network as appropriate.

Mark A. Hanson
Iowa Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Program Administrator

NEW E.V.E.N.T. ReportS Available
The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Research in EMS (CLIR) with sponsorship provided by the North Central EMS Institute (NCEMSI), the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA), the Paramedic Chiefs of Canada (PCC), the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) and the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO) is pleased to present summary reports for the EMS Voluntary Event Notification Tool (EVENT).

Patient Safety Summaries

Near Miss Summaries

EMS Violence Summaries

You are encouraged to share this report within your organizations. You can continue to submit events at www.emseventreport.com.

An approval-pending draft of the Iowa Legislature EMS Study Committee's final report is available on the EMS Study Committee page now. Please click here to review this document as well as numerous others from the committee.

The National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) Board of Directors has adopted a new position statement on EMS as an Essential Public Function. The full news release from the NAEMT is available here.

Transition Requirements
Click here to go to the Bureau of EMS webpage that has all the information on what you need to do to transition and the timeline to make that transition.

Join IEMSA On Facebook
Join us on Facebook ! IEMSA members can join our Facebook page. It’s a great way to interact with other EMS providers, share ideas, get information, and more. There are also photos from the 2012 EMS Cruise posted.

Group Purchasing
Group Purchasing Discounts are available to Affiliate Members in good standing. Click here for more information. Please log into your Members Only account if prompted.

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IEMSA Headlines
EMS Day on the Hill will be back February 9, 2017. Save the date!

Interested in applying for an IEMSA EMS Scholarship? Then click here for the official application! Hurry, this year's deadline is June 1.

IEMSA is accepting applications for next year's EMS Memorial Celebration. The deadline is April 11, 2017. Application and details are available here.

IEMSA Bill Tracking

Follow IEMSA on Facebook!
Join the growing group of your fellow EMS providers and others on Facebook interested in IEMSA by clicking here.

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Being a member of the Iowa EMS Association means your voice is one of the many joining together for positive change in Iowa EMS. And with individual memberships starting at just $30.00, you'll likely get a lot more than what you originally invest. Learn more here.
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Interested in applying for an IEMSA EMS Scholarship? Then click here for the official application! Hurry, this year's deadline is June 1.
IEMSA Meetings
Board meetings
IEMSA board meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month unless otherwise noted. Regular meetings will be held by teleconference or at West Des Moines EMS Station 19, 8055 Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines, IA from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm unless otherwise noted. The November meeting is the Annual Meeting which is held in conjunction with the Annual Conference and Trade Show at the conference location. All members are welcome to attend.

2016 Board Meeting Dates
January 4 - 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Budget Meeting
Executive Board Only

West Des Moines EMS Station 19

January 21 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

February 24 - 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Strategy Planning Meeting
All Board Members

West Des Moines EMS Station 19

March 17 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

April 13 - 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Embassy Suites DSM

No Meeting

June 16 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

July 21 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

No Meeting

September 15 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines City Hall
4200 Mills Civic Parkway, WDM
2nd Floor Training Room

October 20 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

November 10 - 11:15-12:15
Iowa Event Center DSM

December 15 - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
SE EMS Saturday - Muscatine
January 9, 2016
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Discovery Center, Muscatine

Uh-Oh Ped's Conference
Feb 13, 2016
Holiday Inn, Coralville

Service Directors
Networking Event

February 24, 2016
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Des Moines

EMS Day on the Hill
February 25, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Bus Departs at 6:30am
Embassy Suites, Des Moines

Leadership Conference
February 25, 2016
10:00a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Des Moines

Paramedicine Meeting
April 13, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Des Moines

7th Annual Regional
Billing Conference

April 13, 2016 - Time TBD
April 14, 2016 - 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites, Des Moines

EMS Memorial Ceremony
May 14, 2016
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

EMS Week
May 15-21, 2016

Annual IEMSA Conference & Trade Show
November 10-12, 2016
Iowa Event Center, Des Moines
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