“Striving for Excellence through EMS in Arkansas”
On behalf of the Arkansas EMT Association, we the Board of Directors, would like to extend a personal invitation to be a part of our family of EMS Professionals. The AEMTA is a professional organization representing the EMS Professionals from the patient’s bedside to the continuous changing situations involving the office staff.
Formed in 1987
This Association represents our members with our Legistlative Committee, Continuing Education Scholarships, Benevolence and many other numerous activities, events and perks. As a member of this Association, you will be entitled to these benefits at no additional costs to you or the company you represent.
Why should I be a member of this Association?
Numbers speak volumes when trying to make changes that affect our daily operations in EMS. We wish to bring each EMT, Advanced EMT, Paramedic, Emergency Medical Responder, Emergency Medical Dispatcher, Fire Fighter, Industrial Emergency Medical Responder, EMS Management, Owner and Operator, Physician, Nurse and any other professional that works through emergency situations on a daily basis to our Association to work together for the benefit of all involved in EMS.
We have found over the years of working in EMS, when we need someone to help, we can turn to our partners and know that they will help when no one else may be able to. We, as a profession, are facing several changes that will affect you, the EMS Professional. Without the support of each of you, those changes may not occur or could actually negate our profession. So, we turn to you for your help!
As members of the Board of Directors, we will continually support you, the EMS Professional, in your daily endeavors and will listen to your concerns and feedback to our Association. We will support you politically on both the State level as well as the National level in trying to improve what we do each day. We will assist our membership in pursuing new and innovative ideas that will benefit those that we serve each day. We know personally, there are new ideas from each EMS Professional because you have been in the trenches and at the bedside providing superb patient care on a regular basis. However, we cannot provide this support without you as a member of this Association feeding us with your situations.
The cost of $20.00 per year will provide this opportunity to you and as a new member, the Arkansas EMT Association will provide you with a FREE on year subscription to Emergency Medical Services Magazine with either an online subscription delivered to your email or a printed subscription delivered to your home. Your subscription request form will be mailed to you upon receipt of your application. For additional membership information, please visit the Membership section of this website. While you’re here, please take a moment and browse through the links and see what we have to offer.
Events sponsored by the Arkansas EMT Association include:
- Spring Fling (rotates throughout the state)
- Paramedic Retreat (rotates throughout the state)
- Instructor Coordinator Retreat (rotates throughout the state)
- Annual AEMTA EMS Educational Symposium & Trade Show (in Hot Springs)
plus many more educational opportunities to benefit our members at a reduced cost or free in some situations.
Each member is represented by an individual from your specific area of residency. This District Representative is also tasked with providing an educational event in your area.
As a member of the Arkansas EMT Association, you or your organization can qualify for the following awards:
- Arkansas EMT of the Year
- Arkansas Paramedic of the Year
- Arkansas Industrial EMT of the Year
- Arkansas Medical Responder of the Year
- Arkansas EMS Instructor of the Year
- Arkansas BLS Ambulance Service of the Year
- Arkansas ALS Service of the Year
Along with these state honors, the AEMTA will also submit our State awardees for the National Awards that apply. You should be proud that Arkansas is the number 1 state for National Award winners!
The Arkansas EMT Association works closely with the Arkansas Department of Health, Division of EMS and Trauma, the Arkansas Ambulance Association, the Arkansas EMS Foundation and the National Association of EMTs to assist in providing the optimum in patient care throughout our great state.
All meetings of the Board are open to each member of the Association and we enjoy the input from our membership in our meetings.
We thank you for your dedication to the greatest profession in the world, Emergency Medical Services! It is with honor that we support each of you in your endeavors to assist those we serve.
We look forward to each of you placing membership with our Association so we, as a Profession, can grow stronger and have the voice that we have so desired in the past. God Bless each of you and thank you for all you do! Be Safe!
– The Arkansas EMT Association Board of Directors