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TASA Federal Mandate Covid Vaccination Discussion- September 14th, 2021 at 1pm Central Time

TASA Membership,

We will be meeting on September 14th, at 1pm Central time via ZOOM for a discussion regarding the Federal Mandate Covid Vaccination and our response.

Zoom info is below.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Lis Henley



Topic: TASA Federal COVID Vaccine Discussion
Time: Sep 14, 2021 01:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Agenda – 2015 Mid-Winter Conference

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Tuesday—February 10, 2015 

1200-1600 Entry level supervisor leadership training

Greg Miller, MA Ed., EMT-P, I/C WSCC (Chief—Gatlinburg Fire Dept.) Jimmie Edwards, RN, EMT-P (Chief—Montgomery County EMS)

Wednesday—February 11, 2015

 0830-1230 Entry level supervisor leadership training

Greg Miller, MA Ed., EMT-P, I/C WSCC (Chief—Gatlinburg Fire Dept.) Jimmie Edwards, RN, EMT-P (Chief—Montgomery County EMS)


Wednesday—February 11, 2015

1300-1315 Introductions, Announcements, Presidential Welcome, Presentation of Colors

1315-1415 EMS, Stressful but Worth It—Eric Clauss, RN, EMT-P

1415-1430 Vendor Area and Brainstorming

1430-1530 “Hey did you know?” Connecting with others—Jeff Davis, EMT-P

1530-1630 Breaking the Mop Handle:  Understanding how to be a leader in EMS—John A. Copeland, ABD, EMT-IV

1630-1645 Wrap up and questions

1800-2000 TASA Banquet

Thursday—February 12, 2015 

0700-0800 Breakfast and Vendor Networking

0755-0800 Announcements and Welcome

0800-0900 Creative Ways to Manage Change—Leah Gray, AEMT and Director of Lifetime Learning, JSCC

0900-1000 Leadership and Decision Making—Alex Jahangir, MD, MMHC, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery & Rehab

1000-1015 Vendor and Brainstorming

1015-1130 Employee Motivation: Stacking your deck—Tim Perry, CFRN, EMT-P, CMTE

1130-1300 General Membership Annual Meeting and Luncheon

1300-1400 When the Bus Wreck Happens—Brad Phillips, Director Jefferson County EMS

1400-1415 Vendor Area and Brainstorming

1415-1515 Oscar Guillamondegui, MD, MPH, FACS, Assoc Professor of Surgery, Medical Dir of Trauma ICU, Vanderbilt University

1515-1615 “What’s Happening in TN” a State EMS update—Donna G. Tidwell, RN, EMT-P Director of EMS, State of TN

1615-1630 Wrap up and questions

2000-2400 Hospitality Room

Friday—February 13, 2015

 0700-0800 Breakfast

0800-0900 EMS and the Human Relations Factors—Kathleen Pohlid, Esquire

0900-1000 The Jason Koger Story—Jason Koger

1000-1015 Vendor Brainstorming

1015-1115 Leading, Motivating & Evaluating Employees—Greg Miller, Chief Gatlinburg Fire Dept.

1115-1215 Lets all work together, Building an Interoperability Network—Jeff Stock, TN Dept of Safety and Homeland Security

Wrap Up and Door Prize Give Aways

 Topics and Speakers Subject to Change

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South Central EMS Director’s – Fund Raiser

The South Central EMS Director’s Association will be holding a shooting contest to raise funds for the Bill Petty Scholarship Fund. The fundraiser will be held December 1 – 6, 2014.

Participants may shoot any time at Top Gun’s range from December 1 – 5. The main event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6.

All sponsor money must be turned in at Top Gun prior to December 13. Winners will be officially announced and notified on December 13. All winners will be required to pass a background check when claiming prizes. Winners will be invited to join the Director’s Association for the monthly meeting on December 18.

Participants may shoot any time at Top Gun’s range from December 1-5. The main event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 6. Prizes will be awarded at 3 p.m. You do not have to be present to win. Shooting will be done on a single target sheet with 5 targets.Winners will be chosen according to who raises the most money. You may shoot with your own pistol – pistols only!

The range is located at 180 Liberty Hill Loop, Ethridge, TN 38456.

For more information, please call 931.363.5403 or visit, or call Jon Guthrie at 417.274.8267 or any EMS director.

All proceeds go to the Bill Petty Scholarship Fund. These scholarships help EMS professionals seeking advancement in their career as a paramedic or Critical Care Paramedic. For more information, please visit

For more details and sign-up/pledge forms, please click the links below:

SCEMSDA Shooting Flyer

Jon Guthrie Shooting Pledge Sheet Sheet



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Hotel accommodations deadline Sept. 16 at 8am


If you are planning to stay at the Inn at Opryland during the Reimbursement/Compliance Conference – you MUST make your reservations BEFORE September 16 at 8am. Rooms are going quickly – don’t be left out!!!

After this deadline the hotel will be releasing the blocked rooms for the general public, which we have been assured there is a large demand for hotel rooms for that time frame. The chances of getting a room AFTER the deadline is almost zero. If you are lucky enough to get a room after the reservations deadline, the price will be significantly higher than the group rate.

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CEU’s approved for Reimbursement Conference

The upcoming Reimbursement & Compliance Conference has been approved for 8.0 CEU’s from the National Academy of Ambulance Coding (NAAC) for Certified Ambulance Coders (CAC).

Regardless of whether you have in-house or outsourced billing – this conference will provide valuable information that will help your service be compliant and proficient in the every-changing world of EMS reimbursement regulations.

This year’s conference will be held again at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville October 7 – 8, 2014.

View Details and Register On-line

Download Conference Brochure (Mail-in Form)

Download conference agenda