President Graham steps down
Sunday, 06 April 2014 20:33

Chad Graham

President Chad Graham stepped down this week following a career change from EMS Director to managing a physician's group. Chad is still associated with Bedford County EMS but he felt he would not be able to provide the time and commitment necessary to continue TASA's progress. Chad will certainly be missed and we thank him for his vision and leadership of TASA.

Andrew Reed (Vice-President) will immediately assume the President's position.

 
EMS Retirement Bill - Washington D.C.
Thursday, 20 March 2014 18:55

Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System

TCRS/EMS Retirement information sheet

House Joint Resolution No. 69

A few years ago the State of Tennessee General Assembly passed legislation allowing an early retirement benefit for Police Officers and Firefighters. EMS was originally included in this legislation but was taken out as it was found to be in violation of the Federal Age Discrimination Act. In order to introduce legislation in Tennessee to include EMS

 

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Passing of Gary Mealer and Steve Meador
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 01:57

It is with deepest regrets that TASA informs you of the passing of 2 longtime EMS professionals from the Mid-Cumberland Region.

Gary Mealer Mr. Gary Michael Mealer - longtime owner of ASI Ambulance Service / March 31, 1952 - March 30, 2014 / Funeral: 1:00 PM April 1, 2014 at Luff-Bowen Funeral Home 2400 Hwy 13 North, Waverly TN 37185 (click here for more details)

Steve Meador Mr. Steven R. Meador - retired Deputy Chief Nashville Fire Department / Arrangments unknown at this time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 02:32
 
EMS Day on the Hill (Nashville)
Sunday, 09 March 2014 19:56

Many providers from across the state met with legislators to discuss issues facing EMS in TN during the recent "EMS Day on the Hill".

TASA presented Senator Joey Hensley (Howenwald) and Representative Tony Shipley (Kingsport) with a framed TASA print as a token of appreciation for sponsoring legislation that will expand the environment for EMS providers in TN. This legislation will be key for TN EMS services in developing community paramedic programs.

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 March 2014 20:25
 
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