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

20th Annual IEMSA Billing &
Documentation Conference
August 13 & 14, 2024

Conference registration and hotel information for the 20th annual IEMSA Billing & Documentation Conference is available here.

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Three Counties Testing Iowa United
First Aid Program

Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg says a pilot project in three Iowa counties may be a way to provide quicker emergency responses in rural areas. Read the full story on the EMS in the News page.

iemsa president Andy Ney Launches New Podcast Series
The podcast for Iowa EMS. A voice for you. Here we will discuss hot topics in EMS as well as provide an avenue for you to get to know your IEMSA Board Members. Click here to listen now!

Iowa Donor Network’s Ripple Effect: A Donate Life Conference
You are invited to attend Iowa Donor Network’s Donate Life Conference on September 21. Registration includes lunch and 5 formal CEHs for EMS providers. To learn more and to register visit www.IowaDonorNetwork.org/DLC.

Will an Ambulance Get to You In Time? There are no guarantees in Iowa
Read an excerpt from the Des Moines Register article on the EMS in the News page, including links to the full article.

The latest edition of The Voice newsletter is now available! Download the current edition here. Looking for past editions? Visit the Members Info page. Not an IEMSA member? What are you waiting for? Visit the Membership page here and join today!

EMS Essential Service Legislation
SF 615 Bill Passed on May 20, 2021, and on June 9, 2021 Monticello Ambulance Service set the stage beautifully for Gov. Reynolds to sign this important Iowa EMS legislation. A historic first step for Iowa EMS that took many years to take! Get all the details on the passing of this historic legislation here.

Visit the Legislature page now for links to bills currently under consideration by Iowa lawmakers.

We are always on top of issues, bills and legislative action that effects Iowa EMS on the hill. It’s always a good idea to develop a good relationship with your representatives so that they understand your needs and can support you when these bills come over their desk. To find your legislator go to this link to find your legislator’s contact information: www.legis.iowa.gov/legislators/find.

NOTE: Any bill or legislation will change and move too quickly to be able to give an accurate bill status, watch your email for updates and “Legislative Call to Action” emails. You can also find us on Facebook searching Iowa EMS Association. Please search “groups” to find our private group of Iowa EMS Providers – we post updated information there as well as lots of other items of interest to Iowa EMS providers.


A record number of Iowans said “yes” to organ, tissue, and eye donation in 2018, resulting in hundreds of lives saved. More details are available following the links below:

EMS in the News
Visit the new EMS in the News page now to find a list of articles published in various media that promote EMS as an Essential Service, highlight awards and efforts for EMS across our state. If you have articles you’d like featured on this page, submit them for consideration by emailing administration@iemsa.net.

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 three-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, 2019-July 31, 2022. For more details, read more here in the Members Only section.

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.

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IEMSA Headlines
The 2024 EMS Memorial Ceremony will be held May 18, 2024. The ceremony will be held at the location of the EMS Memorial at WDM station #19. 2024 EMS Memorial Applications for the 2024 EMS Memorial Ceremony should be submitted by mail. Please print, complete and mail this PDF. The deadline for the 2024 EMS Memorial is April 15, 2024. Get details here.

Join us for the IEMSA Honoring Our Own Ceremony at CCCU/Veterans Memorial in Des Moines, in conjunction with the 34th Annual IEMSA Annual Conference and Trade Show at 10:05 AM on Saturday, November 9, 2024 in the Level 3 Ballroom. If you know of any EMS, Fire, Dispatch, EMS Instructor, or Friend of EMS who made significant contributions to our EMS profession that are no longer with us and should be honored in this ceremony, please contact us by email here.


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For critical information relating to the COVID-19 virus, please visit IEMSA's COVID-19 page here.

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IEMSA Memberships
Join the Iowa
EMS Association

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

2024 & 2025 EVENT & Board
Meeting Dates

Board Meeting (January)
January 18, 2024
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

SE EMS Saturday Conference
by Zoom

February 24, 2024
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Go to this Link for Details and Register

Annual Member Meeting (February)
February 15, 2024
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting (by Zoom invite link to go to members early February)

Board Meeting (March)
March 21, 2024
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting (April)
April 18, 2024
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting (May)
No Meeting

EMS Memorial Ceremony
May 18, 2024
10:00-11:30 a.m.
WDM Station #19

Board Meeting (June)
June 20, 2024
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting (July)
July 18, 2024
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

20th Annual Billing & Documentation Conference
August 13 & 14, 2024
All day Tuesday & Wednesday
WDM Hilton Garden Inn

Board Meeting (August)
No Meeting

Board Meeting (September)
September 19, 2024
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting (October)
October 17, 2024
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Board Meeting (November)
No Meeting

34th Annual IEMSA Conference & Trade Show
November 7-9, 2024
Iowa Event Center DSM

Board Meeting (December)
December 19, 2024
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

Public Safety Boot Camp
Sept 24 & 25, 2025
Hotel Reserved
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Two Days)
WDM Hilton Garden Inn

35th Annual IEMSA Conference & Trade Show
November 13-15, 2025
Iowa Event Center DSM

2024 Annual Member Meeting
February 15, 2024
4:00-5:00 p.m.
By Zoom

2024 SE EMS Saturday
February 24, 2024
Online Zoom Conference
Registration Open Soon

2024 EMS Memorial Ceremony
Saturday, May 18, 2024
EMS Memorial / WDM Station #19
Application for engraving your hero on the memorial

2024 20th Annual IEMSA Billing & Documentation Conference
Tuesday & Wednesday,
August 13 & 14, 2024
WDM Hilton Garden Inn, West Des Moines

2024 34th Annual IEMSA Conference & Trade Show
November 7-9, 2024
Iowa Event Center
Registration to Open Soon

2024 Honoring Our Own Ceremony
November 9, 2024
CCCU/Veterans Memorial Level 3 Ballroom

2025 Public Safety Boot Camp
with Jon Politis
September 24 & 25, 2025
Tuition: $250 (Includes: Lunch Both Days, Textbook and Resources Thumb Drive)
WDM Hilton Garden Inn, West Des Moines

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