• 12/08/2023 09:51 | David Blevins (Administrator)

    Nashville, December 8, 2023

    This week, dedicated members of the Tennessee Association of EMS Providers (TAEMSP) actively participated in critical discussions at the recently reconvened EMS Board committees, focusing on Clinical Issues, Air Ambulance, and Education. The collaborative efforts paved the way for impactful decisions during the subsequent State EMS Board meeting on Wednesday and Thursday.

    During the sessions, the EMS Board addressed vital business matters and deliberated on adverse action cases. Notably, the Clinical Issues Committee introduced a groundbreaking initiative—an innovative buckle lock guard designed to safely restrain individuals deemed a threat to themselves or others. The Board approved the device for individual case use, considering specific circumstances rather than a permanent installation on the stretcher.

    Further discussions led to the green light for a new supraglottic airway device and sparked conversations around umbilical vein cannulation, highlighting the commitment to staying at the forefront of evolving EMS technologies and practices. The Education Committee presented plans to enter into rulemaking for an EMT to paramedic pathway, a topic of ongoing discussion for several years. Additionally, a dedicated workgroup was formed to address impending changes to NREMT practical requirements and state EMS rules.

    In a proactive move, the Committee on Committees is now accepting recommendations for additional members of the Education Committee, particularly from directors or educators representing Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology. Interested individuals can submit their CV, Letter of Interest, and time commitment to the State Office of EMS.

    The EMS Board also conducted a contested case hearing on Thursday before adjourning for the final time in 2023. The next meeting is scheduled for February 26 & 27, with further details available on the Tennessee Department of Health website at

    TAEMSP encourages professionals to join its growing community and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of EMS in Tennessee. 

    Membership information is available on the association's website at

    About TAEMSP: The Tennessee Association of EMS Providers is a dynamic organization committed to advancing the field of emergency medical services through advocacy, education, and collaboration. With a focus on fostering professional development and innovation, TAEMSP strives to enhance the quality of care provided by EMS professionals across the state.

    Press Contact: Tennessee Association of EMS Providers

  • 11/29/2023 10:17 | David Blevins (Administrator)

    A New Chapter Begins for EMS Providers Across the State

    Date: 29 November 2023

    In a historic moment for emergency medical services (EMS) providers in Tennessee, the Tennessee Association of EMS Providers officially commenced its operations today, marking the beginning of a transformative era for the state's EMS community.

    Today marks a significant milestone as the Tennessee Association of EMS Providers (TAEMSP) officially launches, bringing together a diverse community of EMS professionals dedicated to shaping the future of emergency medical services in the state.

    Founding Visionaries: Founded by a collective of passionate and experienced EMS leaders, TAEMSP is the culmination of months of collaborative efforts aimed at unifying and amplifying the voices of EMS providers across Tennessee. Spearheaded by esteemed figures in the field, the association envisions a future where EMS professionals are at the forefront of positive change and innovation.

    Unveiling the Mission: TAEMSP's mission is clear—to create a robust platform that fosters unity, advocacy, and professional development among EMS providers. By providing a shared space for collaboration, education, and mutual support, the association seeks to elevate the standards of EMS care, enhance professional growth, and contribute to the overall advancement of emergency medical services in the state.

    Looking Ahead: As TAEMSP embarks on this groundbreaking journey, the association invites EMS professionals from all corners of Tennessee to join hands in shaping the narrative of emergency medical services in the state. With a focus on collaboration, education, and advocacy, TAEMSP aims to become a driving force in propelling the profession forward.

    About TAEMSP: The Tennessee Association of EMS Providers is a newly established organization dedicated to unifying and empowering EMS professionals across the state. With a commitment to advocacy, education, and collaboration, TAEMSP strives to be a catalyst for positive change in the emergency medical services landscape.

    For Media Inquiries: Mr. Greg Johnson, 

    Press Release by TAEMSP Communications Team

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