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    • January 28, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Tallahassee, Florida
    • 71

    Join fellow Florida Ambulance Association member organizations for a special day of advocacy and recognition. 

    Nominations are due December 20, 2019. 
    Register Hosts and Nominate Stars Now►

    Who is a Star of Life?

    We know that EMS saves, sustains, and touches lives every day. Let's shine a light on all of the important work we do by recognizing those who have resuscitated a patient, improved public health, had a positive impact in the community, or showed exceptional care and compassion.

    Florida Paramedics, EMTs, Dispatchers, and other EMS professionals who have gone above and beyond can be nominated as Stars of Life. (Stars from outside of the Florida Ambulance Association must be approved by the FAA board.)


    Tuesday, January 28
    8:00 am–10:00 am

    Awards Breakfast & Hill Training
    Aloft Downtown Tallahassee

    10:30 am
    Group photo
    In front of Old State Capitol

    11:00-end of day
    Stars meetings with Florida Legislators
    Leaders in meetings with key committees of jurisdiction
    (Each person's schedule will vary, and will be provided onsite. 
    The Hill schedule is often finalized at the last minute.)

    Hotel and Travel

    Aloft Downtown Tallahassee
    200 N Monroe St
    Tallahassee, FL 32301
    Reservations: (850) 513-0313 mention "Florida Ambulance Association"

    VERY IMPORTANT: During session, it can be very difficult and expensive to obtain lodging near the capitol. FAA has reserved a small block of rooms on the nights of January 27 and 28th. These are available on a first come, first-served basis, and the block cannot be expanded. We advise you to call (850) 513-0313 as soon as possible if you would like to obtain a reserved FAA room.

    Registration Types and Fees

    Registration for the inaugural Florida Ambulance Association Stars of Life & Hill Day is complimentary for FAA members. Non-member organizations wishing to participate are charged $200 per Star and $100 per host to cover the costs of catering and awards, subject to the approval of the FAA board.

    • Stars of Life (Limit One Per Organization)| Paramedics, EMTs, Dispatchers, and other mobile healthcare professionals being recognized by their organizations for exceptional contributions. Attire for Stars is dress uniforms (first choice) or work uniforms (second choice).
    • Hosts (Limit One Per Organization)| Executive leaders who will facilitate dialogue between the Stars and elected officials. Attire for hosts is dress uniforms (first choice) or business. 
    • Guests (Limit One Per Star) | Family member or friend of a Star. Attire for guests is business.

    What Do I Need to Nominate a Star of Life?

    • Full name as it should appear on the recipient's plaque
    • Unique email addressDO NOT use the same email for Stars and Hosts, it will cause information to be overwritten in the database. If your Star doesn't have an email, just use a fake @mailinator.com email.
    • Headshot photo—A well-lit, smiling smartphone snap against a plain background is fine!
    • Official job title
    • Brief bio—Where was your Star born? Family? Kids? Pets? Hobbies? What makes this star so exceptional? This could include a specific patient save, an act of compassion or leadership, sustained community impact, or something else. This bio will be used to help elected officials understand who they are meeting with and why mobile healthcare is important. Download tips for writing your Star's bio.
    • Home zip code for Hill visit scheduling
    • Work (base or headquarters) zip code for Hill visit scheduling

    Social Media

    Showcase your Stars! Please use #FLStarsofLife  on when posting about your nominees on Facebook or Twitter. (The Association will also post!)


    • February 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar

    The following information was obtained from the state via www.flrules.org. Please direct any questions to DHS as this is not a Florida Ambulance Association-hosted virtual meeting.

    View the original notice.

    Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing

    Department: Department of Health
    Division: Division of Emergency Preparedness and Community Support


    The purpose is to review legislative issues that may affect Florida’s EMS industry
    Date/Time: EMS Advisory Council Legislative Committee Wed, Feb 5, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Access Instructions

    Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/967728973 

    You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

    United States (Toll Free): 1(877)568-4106 - One-touch: tel: 1(877)568-4106, Access Code: 967-728-973#

    United States: (646)749-3129 - One-touch: tel: (646)749-3129, Access Code: 967-728-973#, Access Code: 967-728-973

    Join from a video-conferencing room or system.

    Dial in or type: or inroomlink.goto.com, Meeting ID: 967 728 973

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    • March 03, 2020
    • March 05, 2020
    • Tampa Convention Center

    The exact date and time of the March meeting will be announced by the state in the near future.

    Meeting Location

    Tampa Convention Center
    333 South Franklin Street
    Tampa, Florida 33602

    Hotel Reservations

    The block from the state at the Doubletree Tampa Airport Westshore is very limited. After it sells out, please consider booking via the EMS Today room block.

    • March 04, 2020
    • March 06, 2020
    • Tampa Convention Center

    EMS Today offers: networking with 4,600+ EMS professionals from around the world, countless hands-on experiences (both on-site and off-site), 240+ CEH opportunities and the most innovative products and services available to the industry displayed by over 250 exhibiting companies. EMS Today is produced by JEMS, the leader in EMS education for over 35 years. EMS Today is a unique - and stimulating - experience for EMS personnel worldwide, and it is supported and fed by the credibility, quality and excellence of JEMS

    EMS Today
    March 4-6, 2020
    Tampa Convention Center

    Learn more or register now at www.emstoday.com.

Past events

November 04, 2019 AAA Annual Conference
October 22, 2019 Membership Meeting
October 01, 2019 EMSAC Communications Committee Call
September 18, 2019 Zoll Bill-Off POSTPONED
August 20, 2019 FirstCoast's Medicare Speaks 2019
July 16, 2019 Membership Meeting at ClinCon
April 17, 2019 Membership Meeting
January 24, 2019 Membership Meeting
December 20, 2018 HEROS Program Funding Application Discussion
October 17, 2018 CANCELLED: Membership Meeting
September 18, 2018 Fundraiser for US Rep Carlos Curbelo
September 06, 2018 AAA Annual Conference & Trade Show
July 11, 2018 Membership Meeting
July 11, 2018 FirstCoast Ambulance Service Webinar
June 22, 2018 AHCA Rule Workshop: Non-Emergency Transportation 59G-4.330
June 12, 2018 EMSAC Access to Care Committee Webinar
April 25, 2018 Membership Meeting
April 24, 2018 EMS Leadership Orientation
February 06, 2018 CMS ODF: New Medicare Card Project
January 18, 2018 Special January Membership Meeting
October 27, 2017 FAA Member Update Call (Critically Important!)
September 28, 2017 CANCELED: September 2017 Membership Meeting
July 11, 2017 First Coast Ambulance Webinar
July 10, 2017 July 2017 Membership Meeting
May 03, 2017 AAA-FAA Regional Workshop
April 19, 2017 April 2017 Membership Meeting
January 19, 2017 January Membership Meeting
October 19, 2016 October Membership Meeting
October 18, 2016 EMSAC EMS Leadership Orientation (5 Spots Now Open!)
July 13, 2016 July 2016 Membership Meeting & Election
July 11, 2016 FAA 2016 Annual Workshop
January 20, 2016 FAA January 2016 Membership Meeting
December 15, 2015 FAA-AHCA MMA Discussion at Sunstar Paramedics in Largo, FL
December 15, 2015 FAA Meeting at Sunstar Paramedics in Largo, FL
November 17, 2015 FAA Meeting at November 2015 Florida EMS Advisory Council

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