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Missouri Emergency Medical Services Association

MEMSA Birthday offer

April 2018 will be MEMSA's 35th Birthday, so we are giving you a present to celebrate!!

In 1983 when MEMSA was formed, we offered group purchasing, insurance, and training as well as the CODE 3 publication for EMS personnel. In 2018, we are going back to our roots as we celebrate MEMSA’s birthday!

Your MEMSA membership today provides you $10,000 accidental death and dismemberment insurance. We are actively involved in improving the education and training for EMS in Missouri (more to come on that later), and CODE 3 has grown up to a more sophisticated and grown-up version, the Missouri EMS Connection. And now…. drum roll… we are announcing our return to providing you savings through group purchasing!

So here is your present from MEMSA…For one year, a MEMSA membership is free for new organizations and individuals who sign-up! With that free membership comes the $10,000 insurance policy, the Missouri EMS Connection magazine, and the opportunity to buy equipment, supplies, uniforms, and even Disney tickets, through a group purchasing program.

MEMSA has partnered with Savvik Buying Group to offer this group purchasing opportunity. Savvik is the new name for the North Central EMS Corporation, which was formed 20 years ago when Medicare reimbursement was drastically reduced through the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The mission then, and now, is to provide members a mechanism to achieve needed cost reductions. Expenses have continued to increase and our industry continues to struggle to make ends meet. MEMSA is offering you an opportunity, AT NO COST TO YOU, to participate in the Savvik Buying Group along with the other membership benefits.

Organization can see details at memsa.org/org-benefits.
Individuals can see details at memsa.org/individual-benefits.

Here are the steps to take advantage of this membership offer:

  1. Visit www.memsa.org/join-memsa
  2. Select the membership type that you want, and fill in the necessary information.
  3. When applicable, enter the discount code for the free membership: birthdaypresent
  4. Once your membership is processed, you can begin enjoying the free benefits for one year from that date.

How to Get Started with Savvik

Once you are a MEMSA member, you will create a login with Savvik as well. 

The first time you visit www.savvik.org, you will create a login by clicking on the blue New User button in the upper right. Fill in the information on the page and submit. Once Savvik staff verify your information and link you to MEMSA, Savvik will reach out with your login information. They will also walk you through the next steps to begin your savings right away!

Note: if you are an individual member or not listed with an EMS organizational member, please fill in MEMSA as the service name on your new user registration.  That will make it easier for Savvik staff to verify your information and link you to MEMSA.  

If you need more instructions, watch a quick video about how-to login.

If you have any questions, you can contact Mickey Schulte, Executive Director of Savvik, at mschulte@savvik.org or call Savvik at 1-888-603-4426. They are here to help.

Once logged in with Savvik, you can instantly take advantage of the huge discounts on big ticket items and save substantially on soft goods, uniforms, equipment etc. We think you will save so much money through the Savvik Buying Group that you will see the benefit of renewing your MEMSA membership the following year. If not, after your renewal notices and lapsed notice, we’ll say goodbye with our best wishes for you.

About Savvik Buying Group

Savvik was formed by a small group of people sitting around a kitchen table talking about the cost of running ambulance services. In 1997, there were three members. Today there are 6,700 members in 50 states plus Canada, Mexico, Columbia and a few other provinces. Members include ambulance services, fire departments, first responder groups, police/sheriff departments, industrial emergency response teams, and other organizations related to the EMS industry.

What can Savvik do for you? Save you Time and Money! Savvik takes care of the competitively bid process and leverages the buying power to drive deeper discounts. And Savvik returns excess revenues back to EMS associations, like MEMSA, as well as to the Savvik Foundation to support safety, efficient operations, education, research etc. A prominent example of a Savvik Foundation supported project is the Community Paramedics program. The Foundation funded initial start-up costs in Minnesota as well as the curriculum and educational materials.

Take advantage of this offer and claim your free MEMSA membership today!

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