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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.

We are always impressed with the speakers at this beautiful tribute to our faithful Iowa EMS servants, but this year was exceptional. Our Iowa Rep. Zach Nunn, Iowa House Representative, House District 30, Rebecca Curtiss, Bureau Chief-Emergency and Trauma Services, Iowa Department of Public , and Heather Maier, RN, CCRN, CEN, Mission: Lifeline Director - Iowa, were simply outstanding. The message resonated deeply with family and friends of the honorees and all EMS providers.

A special thanks to AirCare2: Waterloo, Unity Point Health Life Flight and Mercy One: Des Moines for their closing ceremony fly-over. AirCare is flys out of the hospital that one of our honorees Annette Hird worked many years at and was working on her flight nurse credentials. This is a very emotional and special part of this ceremony. We are grateful these programs agree to do this year after year.

Indianola FD Honor Guard tribute and presentation of the colors - the symbol of the community the honorees, served and sacrificed so much for - was solemn and reverent. One of this year's honorees, Brian Seymour, was a Fire/Medic at Indianola Fire. Indeed, a beautiful and personal tribute to him as well.

If you've never attended this ceremony - I highly recommend it - it's a tribute to all EMS providers!

Special Thanks to West Des Moines EMS for hosting this event each year.

If you have a fallen hero you'd like to honor at the 2017 ceremony. You can do so by applying online at this link prior to April 11, 2017. Click here for the application for Honoree engraving.
 

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IEMSA ANNUAL MEETING
The 2018 Annual IEMSA Member Meeting has been moved up to February 7, 2018, 6-7 PM in conjunction with the EMS Day on the Hill event and the Emerging Trends Conference. Members are encouraged to make it a two-day trip to the capitol city to get a first-hand look at what your association had done and plans to do. Votes will be taken regarding any bylaw changes, new board members will be introduced and reports on activity of the Association will be given. Then stay overnight and join us to advocate on the hill and grow your leadership skills at the Emerging Trends Conference on February 8, 2018.

28th ANNUAL IEMSA CONFERENCE & TRADE SHOW
SAVE the DATE | DES MOINES | NOVEMBER 9-11, 2017
NEW! Watch for Registration Form online and in the Apr/Jun Voice.
NATIONAL SPEAKER EARLY LINE-UP Includes:
IRON JEN

DR. CHRISTOPHER WISTROM

A.J. HEIGHTMAN


IEMSA AWARDS
NEW! IEMSA Awards Application Deadline is September 21, 2017. Details on the Awards page.

PUBLIC SAFETY LEADERSHIP BOOT CAMP WITH JON POLITIS
September 23 & 24, 2017 at Western Iowa Tech, 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, IA
Tuition: $250 (includes textbook and resources thumb drive)

SIX $1,000 SCHOLARSHIPS ADDED TO THE ANNUAL IEMSA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Are you a student looking for assistance to help pay for your EMS Course? Are you a service that has students that are in an EMS Class that you are paying for? If you answered yes to either one of the questions above, IEMSA can help. In an effort to help Iowa EMS combat the volunteer and paramedic shortage, we have added SIX $1,000 Scholarships. Details on page 14 of the January/March 2017 VOICE! Or, download the application PDF!

EMS MEMORIAL CEREMONY
Join us to kick off EMS Week honoring our fallen heroes at the 2017 EMS Memorial Ceremony, to be held May 19, 2018 at the West Des Moines EMS Station #19 on Mills Civic Parkway, West Des Moines. If you have a fallen hero you’d like to honor, applications are being accepted for next year’s ceremony. Honoree Application available here. Deadline for Honoree submissions is April 14, 2018.

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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.

2017 Board Meeting Dates
January 19 - 1:00 ?3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

February 8 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.
ANNUAL MEETING
Marriott Des Moines

March 16 - 1:00 ?3:00 p.m.
Teleconference

April 18 - 1:00 ?3:00 p.m.
Marriott Des Moines

May
No Meeting

June 22 - 1:00 ?3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines City Hall
Training Room Level 2
4200 Mills Civic Pwky
West Des Moines

July 20 - 1:00 ?3:00 p.m.
Teleconference

August
No Meeting

September 21 - 1:00 ?3:00 p.m.
West Des Moines EMS Station 19

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

November
No Meeting

December 21 - 1:00 ?3:00 p.m.
Teleconference
SE EMS Saturday
January 18, 2018
Discovery Center, Muscatine

EMS Day on the Hill & Emerging Trends Conference (formerly Leadership Conference)
February 8, 2018
Marriott, Des Moines

5th IEMSA “Uh-Oh! Peds!?Conference
February 24, 2018
Radisson, Coralville, IA

IEMSA Regional EMS Billing & Documentation Conference
April 16-17, 2018
Iowa Events Center
Hilton, Des Moines

EMS Memorial Ceremony
May 19, 2018
WDM EMS Station 19
8055 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
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