The Board of Directors of the Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association (MEMSA) would like to dispel recent misinformation that the Association has closed. The truth and fact is that the Missouri Emergency Medical Association is alive and active and is simply experiencing reorganization.
As a part of this process, the building that formally housed administrative activities has been placed on the market. All administrative activities including phone, fax, and email communication are being handled on a daily basis from other sites. There are many state-wide organizations that conduct business in this manner.
During reorganization, MEMSA’s National Registry Testing operations have been temporarily suspended pending review of best test practices. Be assured that MEMSA, as a not-for-profit organization, will provide fair, equitable, and consistent testing services that assures the Bureau of EMS and patients in Missouri competent and knowledgeable licensed pre-hospital personnel.
While many may identify MEMSA only with testing, there are numerous other less visible projects MEMSA has sponsored either individually or with other associations including: FRA which has the potential of generating 6-8 million dollars a year for ground ambulance systems; Paramedic and EMT candidates scholarships; MO EMS Conference & Expo; ICE Spring Break; CODE 3 publication; 9-1-1 legislative efforts; Time Critical Diagnosis system; Awards for Outstanding EMS personnel and numerous other events/issues over the years.
MEMSA has provided a voice for EMS well over 35 years and will continue to represent EMS providers in many areas. We hope to offer professional testing service in Missouri for the Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician again in the near future.
We encourage your input and the continued support for MEMSA through membership with your fellow Emergency Medical Service personnel. Together, MEMSA and you can ensure the growth and competent delivery of Emergency Medical Services in Missouri.
Board of Directors