Share Your Innovative Solutions

The American Ambulance Association Workforce Committee is seeking examples of creative solutions to EMS challenges, related and unrelated to the pandemic. If your service has solved a problem or overcome an obstacle in an innovative manner, please share it in our short form below. Entries will be reviewed by the Workforce Committee for potential adaptation into member education.

Thank you for your continued support and participation.

  • Please share brief details of the obstacle or challenge your service was facing.
  • Please share a description of the innovative or creative way your team worked to overcome the challenge described above.
  • Please briefly describe the outcome after the implementation of your solution.
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2020 Member Yearbook | Vendors & State Associations

The American Ambulance Association is creating a “yearbook” for 2020 to highlight EMS’s incredible response to the pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, civil unrest, opioids, and more. We would also love to feature our vendor members and state ambulance associations as we know you are critical to the success of mobile healthcare.

To participate, please complete the short form below!

Please submit your responses by October 31, 2020. One hardcopy book will be mailed to the primary address of each member organization in early February 2021. Organizations that do not submit data will be listed as members, but not featured. All fields are required. Please proofread carefully!

AMBULANCE SERVICE MEMBERS, please complete this form instead!

2020 Yearbook | Vendors & State Associations

  • Email of person completing this form
  • Please upload your company logo with a TRANSPARENT or WHITE background in PNG or JPG/JPEG format. Largest side should be between 200-400 pixels.
  • Please abbreviate "Emergency Medical Services" as "EMS" but spell out all other words. Please omit Inc, Corp, LLC, etc.
  • Enter a description of your organization as well as any details you would like to share about how you supported EMS during the turbulence of 2020's pandemic, fires, hurricanes, civil unrest, and more. Max 1500 characters. Please proofread for spelling, grammar, and capitalization carefully as your entry will not be edited before publication. Enter in paragraph form, not bullet dots.
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2020 Member Yearbook | Ambulance Services

Help AAA tell the story of EMS in 2020… in YOUR words and about YOUR community!

2020 has challenged every EMS provider in the country in myriad ways—pandemic, wildfires, hurricanes, civil unrest, opioids, and more. Please take a moment to share with the American Ambulance Association details and photos about YOUR service for inclusion in a virtual and hardcopy yearbook that will be produced in January 2021. The yearbook will highlight the extraordinary contributions of mobile healthcare providers across the country.

Member organizations, please submit your responses by October 31, 2020. One hardcopy book will be mailed to the primary address of each member organization in early February 2021. Organizations that do not submit data will be listed as members, but not featured. All fields are required. Please proofread carefully!

2020 Yearbook | Ambulance Services

  • Email of person completing this form
  • Please upload your company logo with a TRANSPARENT or WHITE background. The largest side should be between 200-500 pixels.
  • Please abbreviate "Emergency Medical Services" as "EMS" but spell out all other words. Please omit Inc, Corp, LLC, etc. Ex: LifeMedStar EMS
  • Enter a whole number
    Please enter a number from 0 to 10000000.
  • Share with us a short description of your ambulance service. You may wish to include when you were founded, what communities you serve, the levels of care you provide, your mission/commitment to the community, how many ambulances you operate, and other similar details. Max 1200 characters (about 150 words). Please proofread for spelling, grammar, and capitalization carefully as your entry will not be edited before publication. Enter in paragraph form, not bullet dots.
  • Share briefly about your service's response to COVID-19 stresses, fires, hurricanes, civil unrest, opioids etc as well as the positive impact you had for your community in these hard times. Max 1200 characters. Please proofread for spelling, grammar, and capitalization carefully as your entry will not be edited before publication. Enter in paragraph form, not bullet dots.
  • Please enter the TOTAL number of your personnel (Employees or Volunteers) who were quarantined due to potential exposure, confirmed exposure, suspected COVID-19 status, and/or confirmed positive COVID-19 status.
  • Upload a photo of your team in action during 2020.
  • Upload a photo of your team in action during 2020.
  • Upload a photo of your team in action during 2020.
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Happy Independence Day

As we celebrate our freedoms this weekend, AAA would like to take a moment to thank the extraordinary Americans who serve their communities with round-the-clock on-demand mobile healthcare. Happy Independence Day to EMS!

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AAA Seeks Perspectives on EMS Diversity & Inclusion

As the demographics of our nation change, it becomes ever more essential  for  emergency medical services to foster a  diverse and inclusive workplace more representative of the communities that we serve. To support this mission, the American Ambulance Association seeks tips, ideas, and perspectives from our membership on best practices for attracting, recruiting, and retaining the EMS workforce of tomorrow.

For this project, we are using the word “diversity” to refer to characteristics including—but not limited to—race, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, disability, and/or age.

While we are truly appreciative of all responses, AAA especially welcomes the perspectives of those who are themselves members of groups historically less represented in the EMS  workforce.

If you would like to contribute your thoughts to this project, please complete our short form below.  You do not need to disclose your identity if you do not wish to do so.

2020 EMS Diversity & Inclusion Perspectives

  • Check all that apply, then provide your thoughts in the comment box below.
  • Please check all roles you serve in your organization
  • Feel free to share any details
  • Optional (ex: 1984)
  • AAA can share the following with my EMS colleagues:
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2020 AAA Virtual Conference Speaker Session Submission

Although the 2020 AAA Annual Conference & Trade Show has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Ambulance Association remains committed to the continued education and engagement of ambulance service leaders.  As such, we plan a series of webinars throughout the year, as well as a Virtual Conference in November.

Please use the form below to share details, including the link to your prerecorded session, for your virtual conference session. Please note that all participating session speakers should pre-record their sessions, and that sessions may be edited for length or quality.

Here are some tips for a great online session!

Thank you for your interest in sharing your knowledge with your EMS colleagues.

All Virtual Annual sessions will take place on the highly interactive Prodigy EMS platform developed by Pro EMS of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

2020 Virtual Annual Conference & Trade Show Call for Presentations

Thank you so much for your interest in speaking at the 2020 Virtual AAA Annual Conference and Trade Show. The deadline for submitting session recordings is October 7. Please be advised that participation as a presenter is strictly on a voluntary basis—no compensation will be provided. AAA will own rights to any content created for the virtual conference. Your likeness as well as clips and quotes from your session(s), if selected, may be used to promote the event or for any other purpose.
  • Is the session being submitted below one previously slated to take place during the face-to-face version of the 2020 Annual Conference? (View the previously planned conference agenda at https://annual.ambulance.org/schedule/ if you are not sure.)
  • AAA membership is required to present at our conference.
  • 50–75 word description of your proposed session for marketing purposes. Please include concrete, actionable takeaways your participants will be able to apply immediately.
  • For ALL co-presenters, please list NAME, JOB TITLE, COMPANY NAME, if this information was not previously provided.
  • Is this content geared to those who are new to the topic, intermediate, or advanced?
  • Select the tracks most appropriate for this proposed session.
  • Please list your past speaking experience, including event names and dates.
  • Please provide a brief biography of yourself, if not previously provided for the 2020 Face to Face Conference.
  • Ex: @amerambassoc
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

EMS Week Message from President Reinert

On May 18, 2020, American Ambulance Association President Aarron Reinert shared a special message with EMS providers from across the nation.

Today, American Ambulance Association President Aarron Reinert shared a special message with #EMS providers from across…

Posted by American Ambulance Association on Monday, May 18, 2020

Happy EMS Week, and thank you for providing your communities with 24/7 on-demand mobile healthcare!

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Mercury Public Affairs Update

AAA has teamed up with Mercury Public Affairs to run a robust public affairs campaign to complement our already established lobbying efforts. We are making sure our concerns as frontline EMS responders are heard, by targeting 27 key Senators and Representatives to Congress around the nation.  We are asking them to be the champions we…

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Auto Parts Settlement: Ends June 18!

Auto Parts Settlement Deadline Extended to June 18. Act  Now to  Ensure You Aren’t Left Out!

AAA and Class Action Refund are pleased to announce that we have partnered to assist members in the Automotive Parts Settlement. As you may know, there is a class action lawsuit pending in the U.S. alleging that dozens of parts manufacturers conspired to fix, maintain, and artificially raise the price of motor vehicle component parts. As a result of the defendants’ alleged conduct, businesses and consumers who purchased or leased new vehicles (not for resale) containing those parts or who indirectly purchased replacement parts (not for resale) from the Defendants may have paid more than they should have. The proposed settlement provides $1.2 Billion in settlement funds to purchasers and lessees for qualified vehicles from 1990 to 2019 in the qualified states below.

Arizona
Arkansas
California
District of Columbia
Florida
Hawaii
Iowa
Kansas
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan

Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina

North Dakota
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Class Action Refund has developed certain proprietary software that identifies the parts eligible for refund from your leased vehicle VIN numbers. They are well qualified to make sure that you obtain the maximum restitution that you are entitled to receive under the settlement. Class Action Refund has over 17 years of experience in managing complex claims, specializes in the recovery of antitrust settlements for businesses and can ease the burden of self-filing. Please understand that the life cycle of a claim can take several years to settle and may require various types of documentation and correspondence with the settlement claims administrator in order to substantiate the claim. Class Action Refund will manage the entire filing process and inform you of milestones as necessary, so that you may stay focused on your core business.

Additionally, there are NO OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS TO AAA MEMBERS. Class Action Refund will reduce its normal 33% contingency fee of funds recovered to 25% for AAA members. If no recovery is made, then no fee is charged.

Any member interested in availing themselves of Class Action Refund’s recovery management services, for the Automotive Parts Settlement can quickly and easily sign up by entering this URL into their browser: https://info.classactionrefund.com/112.

Complete the Short Sign-Up Form

Mr. Hugh Bellingreri, Account Manager, is the contact person for AAA members. Please call Hugh directly at 914-630-5116 or you can reach him by email at hbellingreri@classactionrefund.com with any questions.

Seeking EMS Grantwriters!

The American  Ambulance Association seeks member organization employees and consultants with grant-writing expertise who may be interested in writing or presenting to ambulance services. Ideally, we would like to develop a one-hour webinar for members that includes tips for finding and winning grants of all kinds ( Assistance to Firefighter Grants, SAMHSA/ SIREN Act, local, non-profit, etc). If you may be interested, please contact ariordan@ambulance.org! Thank you for your support and participation.

COVID-19 First Responder Discounts

Please see below for some of the discounts and special offers open to EMS. AAA will add to this list as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Many of these offers require verification of employment status.

Please be sure to visit  www.shop.ID.me and SheerID for thousands of additional offers for first responders!

Restaurants & Coffee Shops

Grocery Stores & Drug Stores

  • Costco | Priority access for first responders.
  • Walgreens | 20–30% off on April 25

Hotels & Lodging

Tech & Telecom

  • AT&T FirstNet |  Public safety agencies on FirstNet can get premium FirstNet Ready™ smartphone devices for free
  • DISH TV | Discounts and first monthly movie rental free.
  • Samsung | Free repairs for Samsung phones, including cracked screens and battery replacement.
  • Samsung | Employee discount for first responders.
  • Verizon |  Assorted first responder discounts.

Clothing, Shoes, & PPE

Transportation & Fuel

  • BP  |  50 cents off per gallon with  ID.me verification.
  • Lyft Scooters | Free in select areas.

Home & Household

  • Lovesac | 40% off  through May 31
  • Blanquil  | 50% off weighted blankets
  • Purple |  10% off your order (no end date)

#MinutesMatter Campaign | Don’t Hesitate to Call 911


Reports across the country indicate that some members of the public hesitate to call 911 for medical assistance out of fear of COVID-19. Share our #MinutesMatter Facebook post or retweet our Tweet to help spread the word that time is of the essence when it comes to heart attack, stroke, or respiratory distress.

The American Ambulance Association has heard reports that some members of the community are hesitant to call 911 out of…

Posted by American Ambulance Association on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Rest in Peace, David Martin of AMR

Our hearts are broken for AMR Paramedic David Martin’s family, friends, and American Medical Response colleagues. Your service will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace, David. Your EMS brethren will take it from here.

William David Martin, EMT Paramedic, gave the ultimate sacrifice today. It was not his intent to sacrifice his life for…

Posted by AMR Southwest Mississippi on Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Empire State Building #HeroesShineBright

New York, NY (April 23, 2020) – The Empire State Building (ESB) today announced the launch of #HeroesShineBright, a weeklong campaign to give thanks to every person putting their lives on the line to save others during the COVID-19 pandemic both in the United States and around the world. Every night from April 24, through May 2, ESB will dedicate its tower lights to a different First Responder organization, shining in their representative colors to acknowledge their bravery and service.

On May 2, the final night of #HeroesShineBright, ESB will partner with the World Federation of Great Towers in a coordinated lighting that will see the Burj Khalifa (UAE), CN Tower (Canada), Macau Tower (China), Busan Tower (South Korea), Willis Tower (US), Euromast (Netherlands), 360 Chicago (US), Calgary Tower (Canada), One Liberty Observation Deck (US), Ostankino TV Tower (Russia), Tallinn TV Tower (Estonia), UFO Tower (Slovakia), and others shine their lights in a red heartbeat from 8:30
– 9:30 p.m. p.m. in their local time zone to bring global awareness to those helping fight the pandemic. The Eiffel Tower will also dedicate its signature sparkle to the campaign that evening.

The schedule of lightings is as follows:

  • April 24 Yellow/White/Blue w/ Siren Effect in honor of
    FDNY / EMS
  • April 25 Blue/White/Blue in honor of Doctors, Nurses and the Medical Community
  • April 26 Blue/Orange/Blue in honor of Correction Officers
  • April 27 Split lights:
  • North & South: Orange/Blue/White in honor of the U.S. Coast Guard
  • East & West: Blue/Gold/Blue in honor of the U.S. Navy
  • April 28 Yellow/Black/White in honor of the U.S. Army
  •  April 29 Blue/Blue/Blue in honor of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  •  April 30 Yellow/Yellow/Yellow in honor of Essential Workers
  •  May 1 Blue/Purple/Blue in honor of Police Memorial Day
  •  May 2 Dynamic heartbeat lighting in coordination with the World Federation of Great Towers

“The Empire State Building is the beating heart of all of us, and the international icon of the skyline of New York City. She shines her lights to show First Responders and essential workers our appreciation, love, and support, which they deserve,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust. “Our tribute to the heroes on the front lines of our great city, one group at a time, will culminate with a worldwide show of support as the World Federation of Great Towers showers universal light to spotlight the contributions of First Responders around the world.”

The Empire State Building encourages fans to participate in the #HeroesShineBright campaign, and leave comments on its posts and stories across its social media platforms thanking essential workers each night of the lightings. On May 2, the Building will share a celebratory compilation video incorporating videos of personal thank yous, fan comments, and inspiring videos of the lightings across the globe.

For more information, please visit http://www.esbnyc.com.

About the Empire State Building

Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna top), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The Empire State Building was named the world’s most popular travel destination in a study conducted by Uber and was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, https://twitter.com/empirestatebldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg,
http://weibo.com/empirestatebuilding, www.youtube.com/esbnyc, https://www.tiktok.com/@empirestatebldg or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg.

About Empire State Realty Trust

Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the “World’s Most Famous Building.” Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of March 31, 2020, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 700,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

EMS Week Featured Service Application

EMS Week will take place from May 17–23, 2020.  To celebrate the extraordinary contributions of ambulance services to the communities they serve, we will be featuring specific services throughout EMS week on AAA’s website and social media.

If you would like to apply to have your service featured, please complete and submit all fields below by May 7. Thank you for your service to your community!

2020 EMS Week Featured Service Application

Tell us your organization's plans for EMS Week this year! Featured services will appear on the AAA website and social media. THE ENTIRE FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ONE SITTING... DATA ENTERED WILL NOT SAVE FOR LATER.
  • Headquarters City
  • In one or two paragraphs, please share with us a little bit about your service. Please include: - when it was founded - areas served - number of staff - number of ambulances - what services you provide (911, interfacility mobile healthcare, community paramedicine, event services, aeromedical, etc)
  • Share how COVID-19 impacted your community and staff. What happened in your area, and how did your staff rise to the occasion?
  • Please provide a one- or two-sentence quote from a leader of your service talking about the importance of your staff to your community. (Does not need to be Covid-19 related, but can be.) Please also include the leader's full name and title.
  • Please provide a one- or two-sentence quote from one or more of your staff about why they believe that EMS is important. (Does not need to be Covid-19 related, but can be.) Please also include each person's full name and title.
  • Please provide a picture of the exterior of your headquarters or a station. Even better if it includes staff.
  • Please provide at least one picture of your staff in action either in the field or at your service. Please ensure they using masks/PPE as appropriate.
    Drop files here or
  • Link to your service's Facebook page
  • Link to your service's Twitter profile
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 

 

 

New Benefit: Kindercare Discount & Priority Placement

AAA understands that EMS staff often experience significant challenges securing quality, reliable childcare, and that these challenges have been exacerbated by school and daycare closures caused by COVID-19. We are here to help!

The American Ambulance Association is proud to share that we have partnered with Kindercare to offer EMS providers priority childcare placement as well as a 10% discount on tuition. Please share this information with your staff! Visit www.kindercare.com/aaa for full details.

Kindercare Locations

AAA member employee families receive priority placement at all 1600 Kindercare centers, including the 400 Essential Care Centers that remain open during the pandemic.

Childcare Services & Age Range

AAA member employees save 10% on full-time, part-time, and drop-in tuition for children ages six weeks to 12 years at any KinderCare Learning Center or Champions before- and after-school sites nationwide.

Existing  Kindercare Families

This offer is available to new families as well as those already enrolled in a participating center.

Tuition Discount Guide

  1. Search for a center or site that is near you (Search Essential Centers Open During COVID-19 | Search All Centers, Including Those Currently Closed)
  2. Schedule a tour of the center or site online or by phone with the center information provided.
  3. When you enroll (or if you’re already enrolled), let your Center Director know you are a member of American Ambulance Association and that you are eligible for a 10% tuition benefit.
  4. Your Center Director will apply the discount on your next billing cycle.

 

Auto Part Settlement: Act Now!

Auto Parts Settlement Deadline Extended. Act  Now to  Ensure You Aren’t Left Out!

AAA and Class Action Refund are pleased to announce that we have partnered to assist members in the Automotive Parts Settlement. As you may know, there is a class action lawsuit pending in the U.S. alleging that dozens of parts manufacturers conspired to fix, maintain, and artificially raise the price of motor vehicle component parts. As a result of the defendants’ alleged conduct, businesses and consumers who purchased or leased new vehicles (not for resale) containing those parts or who indirectly purchased replacement parts (not for resale) from the Defendants may have paid more than they should have. The proposed settlement provides $1.2 Billion in settlement funds to purchasers and lessees for qualified vehicles from 1990 to 2019 in the qualified states below.

Arizona
Arkansas
California
District of Columbia
Florida
Hawaii
Iowa
Kansas
Maine
Massachusetts
Michigan

Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina

North Dakota
Oregon
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Utah
Vermont
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Class Action Refund has developed certain proprietary software that identifies the parts eligible for refund from your leased vehicle VIN numbers. They are well qualified to make sure that you obtain the maximum restitution that you are entitled to receive under the settlement. Class Action Refund has over 17 years of experience in managing complex claims, specializes in the recovery of antitrust settlements for businesses and can ease the burden of self-filing. Please understand that the life cycle of a claim can take several years to settle and may require various types of documentation and correspondence with the settlement claims administrator in order to substantiate the claim. Class Action Refund will manage the entire filing process and inform you of milestones as necessary, so that you may stay focused on your core business.

Additionally, there are NO OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS TO AAA MEMBERS. Class Action Refund will reduce its normal 33% contingency fee of funds recovered to 25% for AAA members. If no recovery is made, then no fee is charged.

Any member interested in availing themselves of Class Action Refund’s recovery management services, for the Automotive Parts Settlement can quickly and easily sign up by entering this URL into their browser: https://info.classactionrefund.com/112.

Complete the Short Sign-Up Form

Mr. Hugh Bellingreri, Account Manager, is the contact person for AAA members. Please call Hugh directly at 914-630-5116 or you can reach him by email at hbellingreri@classactionrefund.com with any questions.