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Emergency Medical Services Member attending a patient in an ambulance supported by the Missouri Ambulance Association in the Missouri state area.

Supporting Missouri's First Responders Through Advocacy, Education, and Outreach

The Missouri Ambulance Association provides networking opportunities, professional development opportunities, leadership training, education, outreach, and legislative advocacy for Missouri’s first responders. The Association’s members include:

  • Ambulance districts

  • Fire departments

  • Air ambulance providers

  • Hospital-based ambulance providers

  • Private ambulance companies

  • Commercial vendors

Membership consists of 125 medical providers and 12 commercial vendors.

Mercy Hospital Emergency Medical Services Member ambulance and helicopter supported by the Missouri Ambulance Association

Supporting Missouri's First Responders Through Advocacy, Education, and Outreach

Supporting first responders and the EMS industry requires MAA to understand potential legislation that impacts our members and their safety and well-being. The Missouri Ambulance Association actively advocates for legislation and supports bills that aid first responders. Lobbying on behalf of the MAA has ensured fair Medicare reimbursement for EMS care and transport. Brent Hemphill and Associates is our lobbyist, and Frank R. Flaspohler Attorney and Counselor at Law  is MAA’s legal professional.

Leadership Development

Throughout the year, MAA hosts and supports leadership training symposiums and seminars to advance the knowledge of its membership base. The MAA’s Virtual EMS Leadership Program is open to all MAA members who hold leadership roles.

Continuing Education for EMS

MAA offers continuing education classes and opportunities for all its members. The Association hosts Fall and Summer Seminars that educate members about industry trends, developments, medical advancements, and best practices. Increasing awareness of new technologies and developments in EMS allows members to provide better response, care, and support to those they serve.

MAA’s Role in Missouri’s Mandated Ambulance Board Training

The work of the MAA led to Missouri including mandated training for board members as part of EMS regulations. MAA offers a Virtual Board Member Training session online that provides all board members with the comprehensive training they need when they are elected to oversee an ambulance district.

Missouri Ambulance Association supported EMS members at an annual event in a local area in Missouri

Missouri Ambulance Association Events

MAA’s events include training sessions and continuing education classes. Each year, the MAA also participates in EMS Day at the Capitol in Jefferson City. The event joins Missouri’s four EMS associations--The Ambulance District Association of Missouri (ADAM), the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), the Missouri EMS Association (MEMSA), and the MAA. This two-day event includes updates about legislative activities affecting EMS, round table discussions, and a networking dinner for members and legislators. 

Emergency Medical Services ambulance supported by the Missouri Ambulance Association approaching a hospital during a medical emergency in the state of Missouri

MAA’s Role in Missouri’s Mandated Ambulance Board Training

Members are invited to post job openings and career opportunities on the Association’s job board. Posts are free to all members, and the job board is updated regularly. Job board posts should be submitted to Members should include a full job description for their posts.

EMS Mental Health Support and Resources

MAA advocates for improving resources that aim to support mental health services for first responders. The Association provides resources that enable first responders to find the support and help they need. Members can access free mental health resources and providers who provide this care at no cost. Visit the Mental Health Services page for additional information and access these resources.

Vendors Can Join MAA as Commercial Members

Association members include vendors who serve and support EMS districts and providers across Missouri. Commercial membership is $800 annually and includes access to training sessions, continuing education opportunities, and all Association events. Our commercial members are:

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