About

Mission

The Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado is dedicated to furthering the highest quality of Emergency Medical Services in the State of Colorado by assisting EMS providers to realize their potential through innovative life-long learning, goal driven advocacy, and promotion of EMS professionalism.

Advocacy – Communication – Education

ADVOCACY

As the only state organization dedicated Solely to EMS, EMSAC serves the EMS system. The association speaks with a unified voice to assure the best care for victims of trauma and those suffering from medical emergencies. The Colorado Legislature, the Prehospital Care Program office of the Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment, allied organizations such as the Colorado Search and Rescue Board and the American College of Emergency Physicians have all heard from EMSAC on many occasions.

When such organizations need the expertise and opinions of EMS professionals, they ask EMSAC. From position papers to legislation to public education, EMSAC is EMS in Colorado.

Whether it be a legislative committee considering the operation of emergency vehicles, the development of the Colorado trauma system, or the Prehospital Care Program planning the next ten year’s evolution of Colorado EMS, EMSAC offers the critical perspective of those who daily provide, manage and plan emergency care.

COMMUNICATION

EMSAC publishes a newsletter which is considered by many members to be one the most valuable association services.

The EMSAC Star serves as a clearinghouse of the important Colorado-specific EMS information — it is the only source in the state for news and trends about professional EMS care in Colorado.

The Star features articles about new emergency medical procedures and research, a calendar of ongoing training events, updates on new or proposed changes in state EMS regulations, as well as opinion pieces about this young and evolving profession. It offers a column in which field EMTs and EMS agency managers can obtain answers to confusing medical, legal and management questions.

EDUCATION

EMSAC was founded to provide continuing education to meet the state required needs of EMTs. True to our history, we continue today. We co-produce the Colorado State EMS Conference, which incorporates the state’s oldest annual EMS training conference: the EMSAC Conference and Annual Meeting. Drawing members and nonmembers alike, it is the greatest value in EMS conferences in Colorado.

As the needs of Colorado EMS providers evolve, so do we. EMSAC works with local EMS agencies and regional EMS councils to bring to them outstanding emergency medical continuing education — seminars and courses difficult to do on a local scale. We sponsor or cosponsor specialty educational events with hospitals, allied associations and other EMS educators.

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GENERAL

Your privacy is important to us. This privacy policy is intended to give you confidence in the privacy and security of the personal information we obtain from you whether you are using EMSAC products or services, uploading information to our websites (the “Websites”), such as www.emsac.org, downloading our applications, or are merely visiting our Websites.However, please note that we are not responsible for any use of your personal information you provide to third-party applications or websites that may be accessed via the Products or Websites. We recommend that you review the privacy policy of any third-party applications or websites that you use.

REFUNDS

Requests for refunds for event registration (conference, class, etc). ten days prior to the event may be considered. A cancellation fee may be charged. Refund requests should be made in writing or by email and sent to postal mail address  or e-mail address on this website. Refund requests caused by an emergency (family, medical, etc.) will be considered at any time on a case-by-case basis. A change in work schedule is not considered an emergency.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

When you use our services, products or websites, you may be asked for personally identifiable information such as your name, address, date of birth, email address, telephone number.By giving us such information, you will need to consent to our using it in the manner described in this policy.You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing us at emsac@emsac.org. We will return or destroy your personal information within five days of receipt of your withdrawal of consent.Cookie information, pages you have requested and your IP address may also be recorded by us and/or third parties from your browser as set out in this policy.

USE OF PERFORMANCE DATA

EMSAC will use performance data, including performance statistics, bug fixes and other similar data (“Performance Data”) uploaded to our Websites. EMSAC may use such Performance Data in any way, including, but not limited to, using, editing, altering, reproducing, publishing and/or distributing the Performance Data for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, provided that such Performance Data is stripped of all personally identifiable information.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use personal information to allow us to process your service requests, provide access to privileged areas of the Websites, send out newsletters, personalize your visit to our Websites, personalize your use of our services and products, and enable us to improve the products and services we offer. We may occasionally carry out market research and send you details of services and offers that we think may be of interest to you. If you do not wish to receive such information, please e-mail emsac@emsac.org or, alternatively, when we send you an e-mail, it will contain a provision for you to opt out of receiving any further information from us.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may provide information about you to our employees and agents in order to administer any accounts, products and services provided to you by EMSAC.We will not disclose your personal information to any third party unless you have consented to such disclosure or where we are required to do so by law. Should you breach our terms and conditions or terms of use or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, we may disclose your information to a relevant authority. This may include exchanging information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction. Any disclosure of personal information will be strictly controlled and made fully in accordance with current U.S. law.

COOKIES

Cookies are small data files that a website you visit may save on your computer or handheld device that usually includes an anonymous unique identifier. Our Websites may use cookies for user authentication, keeping track of your preferences, promotional campaigns, tracking our audience size and traffic patterns, and in certain other cases. We may include small graphic images in our email messages and newsletters to determine whether the messages were opened and the links were viewed.Third-party advertisers may also create and access cookies, which will be subject to their privacy policies – we accept no responsibility or liability for the use of such third parties’ cookies. If you do not wish cookies to be placed on your PC or handheld device, then they can be disabled in your web browser. The option to do so is normally found in your browser’s “security settings” section. Please note that permanently disabling cookies in your browser may hinder your use of our Websites as well as other websites and interactive services.

SECURITY

All security on our Websites is treated seriously. Where applicable, we undertake security steps, including use of SSL technology, on our back-end systems that store customer account information and to protect data transmissions. However, this is not a guarantee that such data transmissions cannot be accessed, altered or deleted due to firewall or other security software failures.If you have any further concerns about security, please email our Customer Service team at emsac@emsac.org