Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the emergency medical service community.
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The Ford order bank for Super Duty (F250-F600) will open for government orders on 11/7/2022 and will close on 11/10/2022.
This will be the only opportunity to order Super Duty for the entire 2023 model year using a Government Price Concession.
Our vendor understands that it will be challenging for some government customers to project there needs for the entire year, but unfortunately these are the parameters that Ford has set out for them.
Members that are interested in making a purchase during this window will have 30 days to send a purchase order after placing the order. If no PO is received then Ford will automatically cancel the order.
If the Savvik member happens to have a non-government Fleet Id Number (FIN), they can begin ordering 10/20/2022 and will have the ability to order up to 5 units per quarter.
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October 5, 2022 – Savvik Buying Group announces partnership with American Nitrile
St. Cloud, Minnesota – Savvik Buying Group is proud to announce a national distributor partnership with American Nitrile for domestically made nitrile gloves. A focus of Savvik in 2022 is to find domestic sources of supply to avoid disruptions going forward with the supply chain. “As Savvik celebrates our 25th year serving our members, we are excited to partner with American Nitrile. Having domestic production with a top-of-the-line glove will position Savvik members to avoid supply chain disruptions on a vital product.” said Executive Director Mickey Schulte.
American Nitrile will be manufacturing at its new 530,000 sq ft. manufacturing plant in Grove City, Ohio beginning this fall. American Nitrile’s production facility will leverage best-in-class manufacturing processes and automation to reduce the impact of higher labor costs and displace volume sourced from Asia, while creating hundreds of new jobs for workers in Ohio. The facility includes a state-of-the-art water treatment and reclamation system that recycles 50% of the wastewater generated by the manufacturing process. This, coupled with the elimination of emissions from transpacific shipping, results in a substantially reduced carbon footprint for nitrile gloves manufactured by American Nitrile when compared to their Asian competitors. “We believe that American manufacturing deserves a comeback,” said Jacob Block, founder, and CEO of American Nitrile.
Please visit Savvik and American Nitrile at EMS World, booth 1002.
Savvik serves over 15,000 public safety services in the United States with a variety of product and public bids. Formed in 1997, our membership includes EMS, Fire, Law Enforcement, Hospitals, Education, and related agencies. For more information visit www.savvik.com
About American Nitrile
American Nitrile is a Columbus, Ohio based privately held company focused on manufacturing medical and non-medical for healthcare, government, and industrial use. The company will manufacture approximately 3.6 billion nitrile gloves per year when fully operational. For more information, visit www.AmericanNitrile.com.
Master Medical Equipment specializes in sales and service of defibrillators, ventilators, infusion pumps and accessories for EMS and fire. They have the vision to be the industry leader in recertified medical equipment; to earn their customers through quality, value, service, and respect.
The Industry’s Best:
That’s the MME Promise.
The MME Promise ensures you get quality medical devices with the guarantee of lower prices and fewer headaches. It means you don’t have to sacrifice your entire budget to secure quality equipment. It means you don’t need to worry about the reliability and functionality of their products. It means you can bypass the hustle and cost from other companies and what it ultimately means is a better experience, which leads to a happier you.
MME thoroughly tests each unit to ensure it meets the MME Five-Point Inspection Guarantee, passes all manufacturer guidelines, and satisfies FDA safety certifications before they ship to you. This is the MME Seal of Approval, and all equipment is backed by the MME name and reputation.
Having been in the business for over 15 years, MME has a reputation for excellent, professional medical equipment at an affordable price. MME staffs only the brightest military-trained and certified biomedical technicians to restore premium equipment to like-new condition and offer that equipment WORLDWIDE for almost half the price.
Savvik Member Discounts Available through our publicly bid contract with TKK Electronics!Are you planning to purchase new rugged mobile computers, tablets, vehicle docks, or networking and security solutions?
TKK Electronics is part of the Savvik network and offers exclusive discounts on the latest technologies for EMS, fire, law enforcement, and both state and local government agencies.
We’re also teaming up with our technology partners at Zebra to offer additional Savvik member discounts on some of the latest Zebra solutions. These include trade-in rebates of $100 per device when you trade in your qualifying hardware and upgrade to Zebra’s groundbreaking L10 Series rugged tablets.
Here’s a quick rundown of the Savvik member benefits we provide:
In times of crisis, three priorities become paramount: protection, connection, and collaboration. Generark wants to be your source of security in unnerving situations by providing a reliable source of power that will enable you to stay protected and running and allow you to stay connected.
You have enough to worry about in an emergency, but now with Generark you can cross some of those worries off your list!
Reliable, durable, and portable, always have your “ark” with Savvik’s newest vendor, Generark.
Airgas Healthcare is the leading supplier of the most comprehensive range of gases, gas supply modes, gas delivery systems, and related products and services in the U.S. Their mission is to support our healthcare customers in their mission to improve lives.
Savvik Members can save on Airgas by using our contract!
Savvik is a non-profit formed to reduce financial impact within the Public Safety industry. Our mission is to provide members with a mechanism to achieve cost reductions – valuing quality supplies and equipment for members at the industry’s best prices.
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Hear from American Ambulance Association CEO Maria Bianchi and state association leaders why it is essential for EMS agencies to take advantage of the Savvik Buying Group discounts available as part of their AAA memberships.
Safety for your employees today is paramount. Finding the safety products you need, is what we do. With some trying to limit the number of gloves that you can purchase, Savvik has been able to find nitrile gloves for immediate shipment with no limits.
Savvik has awarded several new contracts recently that can assist AAA members in purchasing the supplies they need for operations. With hundreds of core vendors, Savvik Buying Group serves over 12,000 agencies in the United States and has outstanding contracts with reputable vendors. Savvik is dedicated to improving the general well-being of the public safety industry as a whole while providing Savvik members with quality products and services at the industry’s best prices. Several of these vendors are Covid-related and have products in stock, ready to ship.
New products include:
Prevent Active-Defense Cleaner
PREVNT™ cleans and prepares the surface for the application of our EPA registered disinfectant FRESCH™
Designed to continually clean for up to 90 days through photocatalysis.
Long-lasting, active cleaning without published negative repercussions of Quaternary Ammonium products.
Titanium dioxide (TiO₂) nanotechnology is an active naturally occurring oxide and is the key ingredient in PREVNT™. It has a wide range of applications, including as a paint pigment, sunscreen ingredient, and food additive.
Water-based formula, transparent and designed for a wide variety of everyday surfaces.
The Savvik Perks merchant network offers organizations a powerful way to make an impact with their customers and members. It combines the power of over 900 world-class brands with the relevance of local merchants from every community in America.
Savvik’s collection of over 700,000 in-store locations offers unparalleled value of 10-50% in savings at the places consumers shop every day, in categories like:
This unique online event is the culmination of partnerships and working together for the good of all. On August 13 and 14, Savvik Buying Group along with its partners will be hosting a two-day virtual event that will provide EMS continuing education hours, a virtual trade show, networking opportunities, and prizes! The education will be presented in partnership with CareerCert, Savvik Group Buying partners will participate in the tradeshow, and association partners will invite EMS professionals to attend the event in order to support a revenue share back to their associations.
FREE CONTINUING EDUCATION 12 hours to help fulfill re-certification requirements for any state or for NR re-certification provided by CareerCert
EXPLORE OUR VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL to learn more about the latest products and services.
PRIZES! Visiting booths = more chances to win awesome prizes.
NETWORKING with attendees and vendors live through chat rooms and meet other EMS professionals from around the country.
HELP SUPPORT YOUR EMS ASSOCIATION participating associations gets a revenue share by you attending the event and visiting vendors.
Chromatographic immunoassay polymerase chain reaction/IgG/IgM test
Results in 3-7 minutes
Not just binary positive/negative; rather, spectrum of 7 possible results include window period through active infection and post/recovered
Self-contained test cassettes; no need for secondary capital equipment
Sold by Clarity Diagnostics, a licensed American pharmacy, manufactured by Alfa Scientific Designs of Poway, CA
Authorized for use under March 16, 2020 guidance from FDA (attached for convenience), part IV.
Clear Vision – Clear ResultsClarity COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test KitThe Clarity COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test Kit is an ideal complement to nucleic acid detection. PCR and COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test are often used in synergy to complement each other, improving diagnosis efficiency and monitor disease progression.
Through Savvik’s partnership with Genlantis, we are able to offer this unique unit that could be vital to your members. This is not cheap to purchase, but if you look at the cost (and limited availability) of protection equipment this starts to make financial sense. The base cost of the Ozilla $4,799 plus packing and freight. The optional NEST unit runs $2,059. With the size and weight of the shipping unit (36x33x32) , we will need to quote the total delivered based on units and location. The quote link is below.
Ozone is the most powerful oxidative agent that occurs naturally. With its extra free radical oxygen molecule, ozone is able to destroy germs, viruses, and microbes that may cause surface or air contaminations. Furthermore, ozone leaves no chemical residue typical of alternative detergent or synthetic cleaners, and if handled properly, by converting ozone back to oxygen molecules, it can be one of the most effective sterilizing tools. Ozone is a powerful and natural purifier, and now with the Ozilla® Ozone Sterilizer, Genlantis has made it safer and easier than ever to use ozone gas for multiple sterilization applications.
The Genlantis Ozilla® Sterilization System is a high quality, compact and purpose-built ozone gas generator measuring 13 x 11 x 5 inches. When used properly, it is able to eliminate airborne and surface contaminants and germs. The Ozilla sterilizer is easy and safe to use and has a novel -scrubbing- technology that removes all ozone gases at the end of each sterilization cycle, by converting ozone gas back to oxygen. As an added advantage, the Ozilla air sterilizer will leave your room or cabinet odor-free and smelling fresh, clean, and ready for your next usage.
Savvik vendor Henry Schein announced on March 26 the availability of an antibody rapid blood test, known as Standard Q COVID-19 IgM/IgG Rapid Test, intended to be administered at the point of care. The test delivers results within 15 minutes from a pinprick with no instrumentation required. The price is $660.00 for a box of 20 kits.
Health care professionals can use the results of the test, along with a patient’s medical history, symptoms, and results of other relevant testing, to make informed decisions about patient treatment and care. Henry Schein is working through multiple channels to distribute the tests in the U.S. as quickly as possible in response to the urgent need for rapid, accurate testing. Our initial focus will be supplying the tests to health care professionals. We anticipate having at least several hundred thousand tests available by March 30 and significantly increased availability beginning in April 2020.
Kits are not available through the Savvik general store. Instead, please click on the button below to request your kits.
The Savvik Foundation and the American Ambulance Association are working together to support ambulance services that are preparing to comply with the Cost Data Collection program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Through Savvik Member purchases under contracts, the Savvik Foundation was able to fund FREE access to Amber, the cost collection software. Services will be eligible to receive a one-year AAA membership, which includes access to experts on cost collection, access to AMBER software, and free registration to Webinars and Regional Workshops. To request your FREE access to Amber, complete the application form here.
Or follow this link: https://ambulancereports.org/request-amber-access/
The J. Walter Schaefer Award is given annually to an individual whose work in EMS has contributed positively to the advancement of the industry as a whole. Dr. John Becknell has achieved this honor for his lifelong commitment to improving the health and wellness of mobile healthcare professionals.
Robert L. Forbuss Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. John Russell
The Robert L. Forbuss Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of the first Executive Director of the American Ambulance Association. It recognizes a volunteer leader who has made a significant long-term impact on the association. your decades of service, commitment, and dedication to the private ambulance industry, the AAA, and its members. Dr. John Russell has achieved this through his many years of service to the AAA as a volunteer leader.
These awards are bestowed by the President to volunteer leaders who have shown commitment to the advancement of the AAA, above and beyond the call of duty.
The American Ambulance Association is proud to honor Wayne Jurecki with the 2019 President’s Award. Wayne is being honored for his servant leadership and consummate professionalism, and commitment to the AAA.
The American Ambulance Association is proud to honor Gibson McCullagh with the 2019 President’s Award. Gibson is being honored for his service as a rising mobile healthcare leader who will help shape the future of our industry.
2019 Affiliate of the Year
The American Ambulance Association (AAA) is proud to award Stryker with the 2019 Affiliate of the Year Award. Stryker has achieved this honor through their ongoing support of AAA’s educational programs and events.
EMS Partnership of the Year
The Savvik Foundation
The EMS Partnership of the Year Award is given to an organization or individual whose collaboration with the AAA enhances educational programs, legislative priorities, and/or member benefits. The Savvik Foundation has achieved this honor by developing a grant program for small providers to receive cost collection education.
Distinguished Service Award
Aidan V. Camas
AAA Manager of Federal & State Government Affairs Aidan V. Camas is receiving a 2019 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his dedication and commitment to the AAA’s advocacy efforts.
Do you really have the time to do the bidding process?
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What if I told you that you could do all of this at no charge?
With Savvik Buying Group’s Publicly Awarded Ambulance Bid, you can! As a AAA member you have access to Savvik’s bid, and can save the time and hassle of the bid process. It takes just two minutes to join Savvik’s bid and begin selecting the ambulance that best suites your needs through Savvik’s vendors.