AAA Holiday Office Closure

American Ambulance Association headquarters will be closed Saturday, December 23 to Monday, January 1. For urgent inquiries, please contact info@ambulance.org. All other messages will be responded to upon our return to the office. Thank you for your support, and happy holidays!

2017 Board of Director Candidates

Election Timeline | Board Candidates | Ethics Committee Candidates The 2017 AAA Election is going paperless and this year’s election will be held entirely online. Primary contacts of Active Single State and Multi-State Members are permitted by AAA’s bylaws to vote in board elections. Election Timeline 10/11 | Voting Opens Ballots will be delivered to AAA Active Member primary contacts via email from announcement@associationvoting.com. If you have questions about your organization’s voter, please email Aidan Camas at acamas@ambulance.org 11/2 | Voting Closes 11:59pm (Eastern) 11/14 | Election results announced at the 2017 AAA Annual Conference & Tradeshow. Slate of Candidates Thank you and best of luck to this year’s slate of talented and seasoned board candidates. Ethics Committee Candidates Thank you to the following candidates for the AAA Ethics Committee. Voters may select up to four. Deb Bode – Lifeline Ambulance LLC. Jamie Chebra – JFK EMS Ken Morris – Life EMS Ambulance Michael Pieroni – MedEx Ambulance Service Jim Winham – Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) Questions? Please contact acamas@ambulance.org for assistance.

2017 AAA Election Calendar

2017 Election Timeline 8/31 | Nominations Close 9/14 | Approval of Candidates by AAA Board of Directors 10/11 | Voting Opens Election will be paperless and held online. Ballots will be delivered to AAA Active Member primary contacts via email. 11/2 | Voting Closes 11:59pm 11/14 | Election results announced at the 2017 AAA Annual Conference & Tradeshow. The AAA’s 2017 Election will be for the following positions: Region I Director (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI & VT) Region II Director (AL, DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV) Region III Director (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN WI) Region IV Director (AR, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, OK, ND, NE, SD, TX) Region V Director (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) Ethics Committee     Questions? Please contact acamas@ambulance.org for assistance.

Board of Director Nominations – Now Open!

Call For Nominations Now Open! In accordance with the Bylaws of the American Ambulance Association, it is time to call for members in good standing that wish to serve on the Board of Directors. The AAA is now seeking candidates for the following positions: Region I Director (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI & VT) Region II Director (AL, DE, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PA, SC, VA, WV) Region III Director (IL, IN, KY, MI, OH, TN WI) Region IV Director (AR, IA, KS, LA, MN, MO, OK, ND, NE, SD, TX) Region V Director (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Individuals who wish to be considered for an elected position as Regional Director must: 1. Be the designated representative of an Active member of the AAA, in good standing; 2. Be ready to devote time and effort to matters which concern the Board of Directors and to actively participate in all Board activities; 3. Be prepared to assist other AAA members with concerns and problems which relate to the ambulance industry and the workings of the AAA; and, 4. Understand that these positions provide no compensation for time or reimbursement for expenses. All travel-related expenses, including (more…)

AAA’s New URL: Ambulance.org

Welcome to www.ambulance.org, AAA’s new domain! After many years at www.the-aaa.org, we are proud to announce the successful transition to our new easier-to-type, easier-to-understand online home. A few www.ambulance.org tips: All usernames and passwords remain unchanged. (Forgot your password? No problem! Reset it here.) Annual and Stars of Life have moved, too! Does something on the site look or behave unexpectedly? If so, please clear your cache—you could have an old version of the site “stuck” in your browser’s temporary storage. Need help? AAA staff is happy to assist at info@ambulance.org or 703-610-9018. Thanks for your support of AAA, and we look forward to serving you for many years to come!  

Next Week: AAA Moving to Ambulance.org

The American Ambulance Association is excited to announce that next week, our primary website URL will move to www.ambulance.org. We are excited to offer our members this simple, clear, and easy-to-type online home. While we do not expect any major technology difficulties during the changeover next week, we appreciate your patience with very short downtime, slight glitches, or slower loading times as we make the change. Please be assured that the familiar www.ambulance.org URL will continue to work as well as it will redirect to our new www.ambulance.org home. Please contact AAA staff should you have any questions.

President’s Perspective April 2017

Dear Fellow AAA Member, As you know, the Medicare ambulance add-on payments are set to expire on December 31, 2017. The AAA Board, Government Affairs Committee, advocacy consultants, and staff have been working diligently to build support on Capitol Hill to ensure that this critical revenue remains in place. As we continue to connect with policymakers in preparation for the introduction of our legislation, I ask that you pay special attention to the requests for advocacy action you receive from the AAA. Now, more than ever, we need the active participation of each member organization to ensure our collective future! Capital Campaign and Financial Status In addition to representing our members’ current interests in Washington, AAA strives to serve ambulance providers over the longer term. It is key that the Association build a pool of capital for use in case of an unexpected legislative or regulatory threat, or once-in-a-blue-moon strategic opportunity. For these reasons, I announced the creation of a Capital Campaign the day I assumed the office of President. Funds contributed to this campaign are managed separately from other assets, and can only be accessed after a full AAA Board vote. To date, we have raised more than $250,000 of our $1mm goal through the generous contributions of our fellow members. My deepest thanks to all who have given. If you have (more…)