Celebrating Over 44 Years of
EMS Collaboration and Cooperation
September 30, 2019
AEMS is privileged to have wonderful volunteers that support the organization, many whom commit for the long term.

While personal and professional transitions are part of life, it is always sad to lose volunteers whom have been so committed to our organization.

We thank the volunteers listed below for their dedicated involvement and countless contributions that they have provided AEMS. We also wish them much success in their new ventures.

  • Barb Bovee, RN (retiring)

  • Jeff Case

  • Joe Gibson
Congratulations Dr. Gail Bradley!
As you may have heard, our AEMS Chair, Gail Bradley, MD, has accepted a full time position as the Medical Director with the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical and Trauma Systems. Subsequently, she has resigned as Chair from AEMS.

Special thanks to Dr. Bradley for her dedicated leadership of AEMS over the past three years and her endless hours spent on updating the RED Book guidelines.

We look forward to supporting Dr. Bradley in her new role with the State. We know that Dr. Bradley will serve the the EMS community well and offer great guidance to the Regions.
NOTE: AEMS will be seeking a new Chair. Per the AEMS' bylaws, the nominees for this position must be currently seated on the Board. The nomination process will commence after the Board meeting on October 16 with the election to be held December 18.
To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit:
By October 11
(to be placed on ballot)
IMPORTANT:   Elections will be held during the AEMS Board of Governors' meeting on October 16.

ALL nominees are encouraged to attend the October 16 meeting where they will be introduced to the Board and provided a few minutes to share bio information and declare their interest in serving.
AEMS is seeking nominations for several Board vacancies. ALL vacant positions are considered open and competitive for those whom may be eligible. For your information, the incumbents of two positions are seeking re-election.

  • Representative, Acting as a Prehospital Care Manager for their Hospital Employer, Representing a Trauma Center Hospital

  • Representative Recommended by a Statewide Ambulance Association, Representing a Private-Sector Employer of EMCTs.

  • *Physician Active in the Practice of Emergency Medicine and/or Prehospital Administrative Direction, Practicing at a Trauma Center Hospital.

  • *Representative of an EMCT Training Program / Ex-Officio

*Indicates incumbent
seeking re-election


  • Trauma Center refers to State of Arizona Designated Level 1 or Level 2 facility providing enhanced trauma care, and categorized as such.

  • Non-Trauma Center refers to a facility that is not a State of Arizona Designated Level 1 or Level 2 Trauma Center.

  • Administration means that the individual has programmatic responsibilities and budgetary authority.

  • If a position involves a recommendation by a professional association, we require a letter from the association acknowledging your nomination.
Friday - November 8, 2019
7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Banner Desert Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202
Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Training

Traffic Incident Management (TIM) consists of a planned and coordinated multi-disciplinary process to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents so that traffic flow may be restored as safely and quickly as possible. Effective TIM reduces the duration and impacts of traffic incidents and improves the safety of motorists, crash victims and emergency responders.

This year, during National Traffic Incident Awareness Week (November 10-16, 2019), the Arizona TIM Coalition is hosting a Mass TIM Training Event on November 13 .

This training will have one or more mock crashes with TIM zone setups, a line-up of first responder agency vehicles, and an Arizona media/press information to promote TIM training and National TIM Awareness Week.

This event will be held:

Wednesday - November 13, 2019

Mesa Public Safety Training Center
3260 N. 40th St., Mesa, AZ 85215

You may choose from two sessions:

  • Morning Session: 8:00 am to Noon
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30 to 4:30 pm
For more information, contact: david.james.harden@azdhs.gov
Time-Sensitive Illness & Injury Conference
EMS Quality Improvement Tools for Success
Learn how other agencies are implementing Time-Sensitive Illness & Injury Quality Improvement Programs including: STEMI, SEPSIS, OHCA, STROKE, TBI, Community AEDs, and more!

Registration is required for this event.
Date: Wednesday - November 13, 2019

Time: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Location: Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix

Cost: Free! Lunch is provided.
For more information, contact: Alyson.Welch@azdhs.gov
J oin us as we celebrate 20 Years of the EMS Odyssey!

Some Topics Include:

  • Human Trafficking

  • Psychological First Aid

  • Treating Officer Canine

  • Bombing Blast Injuries

  • Hand Tevy

  • Infectious Disease Revival

  • A Trauma Surgeon's Trauma

  • TBI

  • Toxic Critters

  • AND MORE. . . . .
AEMS is seeking an individual to assist with clerical support tasks including updating agency/hospital EMS contacts and EMS Odyssey planning coordination. This is a contracted (not paid employee) position where a W-9 will be required and a 1099 issued .

For more information, please contact Peggy Baker at pbaker@aems.org
The next AEMS Board of Governors meeting will be held:

October 16 - Wednesday
Phoenix Children's Hospital
Rosenberg Medical Plaza
1920 E Cambridge Ave
Phoenix AZ 85016 
Please park in the
Cambridge Garage
Lot 6
Located West of the
Rosenberg Medical Plaza building.
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