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  • October 21, 2015 11:32 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Please see the attached for Mr. Williamson's presentation.


  • September 26, 2015 11:37 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) Fall Conference and Tradeshow Wednesday, October 21, 2015 The Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City Sign Up- Today! Attached is the brochure for Fall Conference. This year'€™s conference provides a "can'€™t miss"€ session bringing representatives from the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Oklahoma State Department of Health- EMS Division and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics together to talk about federal and state regulations and increasing compliance requirements among ambulance providers in our state. For the past five years the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency has been working with Texas EMS providers to ensure that all federal regulations governing the use of narcotics in EMS are followed. It's now Oklahoma'€™s turn. Oklahoma EMS providers must meet all regulations for DEA, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBNDD), and the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Many of the regulations of these three agencies overlap, but some do not. It can be a very confusing issue! At our conference OKAMA will host DEA agent Ms. Lisa Sullivan, Diversion Project Manager, Sandra G. LaVenue, Deputy General Counsel for OBNDD, and Dale Adkerson, Oklahoma State Department of Health EMS Division, for a 3 hour presentation and workshop. Don’t miss the opportunity to have all three governing agencies together to share each agencies regulations, requirements, and guidance. OKAMA will provide a tool-kit to assist EMS agencies and there will be sufficient time for questions and answers. Unintended loss, diversions, and unauthorized use have too high of a price for any EMS service to pay. Don'€™t let your service get caught unprepared. Regulations will be enforced so it'€™s up to you to get the latest information and one-on-one assistance. Join OKAMA on the 21st for this exciting opportunity! Use the registration forms in the attached conference brochure and reserve your spot for this information packed event. Register early!


  • February 02, 2015 11:42 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association is now accepting nominations for the OKAMA Stars of Life ceremony. Each nominee will be recognized at the Annual Star of Life Award Banquet to be held April 1. At the OKAMA Stars Banquet each star will receive a Star of Life trophy, a Star of Life pin, and a copy of the video that will be shown during the event. The nominees will also be considered for an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. The chosen nominees will represent Oklahoma at the National Star of Life ceremony presented by the American Ambulance Association. Two nominees, one from a rural EMS agency and one from a suburban EMS agency may be picked by the OKAMA Board to represent Oklahoma and OKAMA. Eligible nominees include all levels of EMT, billing personnel, dispatchers, and even medical directors. If you have an employee that has had an outstanding "€œsave"€, goes above and beyond what is required, or maybe just helps to further the mission of EMS, nominate them. The nomination will show your employees that you appreciate the things they do for your agency. It also will show the community what a great service you have and the dedicated employees that serve them. Download the attached nomination form, and nominate your STAR today.


  • October 16, 2014 11:44 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Thanks to all of the participants who attended this year'€™s Fall Conference. It was a great day of education and networking. For those of you who attended Gail Atnip'€™s session attached is her presentation/notes for you to download. You can also find and download her presentation/notes on our website www.okama.org. See you in the Spring!

    Atnip - OklahomaFall2014.pdf

  • September 04, 2014 11:48 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    To All Oklahoma Providers: It is time for the 2015 Oklahoma Ambulance Association'€™s annual membership drive. I want to personally invite all our current members to renew their membership for 2015 today and all non members to strongly consider joining this association. We as an industry continue to face incredible reimbursement and funding issues as well as regulatory concerns at a local and statewide level. The challenges facing ambulance providers in Oklahoma are more complex than ever and only through your support can the Oklahoma Ambulance Association continue to work on your behalf. Attached you will find our President'€™s letter and Membership application forms. If you are a current member you will be receiving an Invoice via email, if you are not yet a member we encourage you to consider membership with OKAMA. Please return the appropriate completed form and a check by mail at: OKAMA 2504 W. Owen Garriott #302 Enid, OK 73703 We look forward to another successful year in the great State of Oklahoma. The Association can only be strong and effective with your support.

    Letter_and_Applications 2015.pdf

  • September 04, 2014 11:46 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    OKAMA Fall Conference, Tuesday October 7th. 37 Days to Go! We are pleased to announce the addition of Mr. Dan Dalton, Employee Relations Consultant to our speakers' panel for the October 7th Fall Conference. Dan brings a wealth of experience and knowledge on all aspects of the HR environment to our conference. Don't miss him and all the great speakers. Sign up now! The Oklahoma Ambulance Association is holding its 2014 Fall Conference on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Join us for another one-day educational session, complete with vendor showcases, legislative updates and an opportunity to network with your industry peers. The host site for the OKAMA conference is the Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City. More information and registration forms can be found in the attached conference brochure. Registration can be accomplished by fax, (886-464-7799), email (slathey@aol.com)or by mail.


  • August 26, 2014 11:52 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    The kids are back in school, The weather is cooling, Your favorite football team is about to kick off, and... The Oklahoma Ambulance Association is holding its 2014 Fall Conference on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Join us for another one-day educational session, complete with vendor showcases, legislative updates and an opportunity to network with your industry peers. Speakers will include Gail Atnip from Novitas Solutions, Katie Butterfield from the American Heart and American Stroke Associations, AMR'€™s Ron Thackery, Senior Vice-President in charge of National Safety and Risk and others. There'€™s something for everyone bring your entire office staff to this one! The host site for the OKAMA conference is the Oklahoma History Center, in Oklahoma City. More information will be included in the conference brochure coming early next week. But, participants may register for the conference today by filling out the attached Participant Registration Form and faxing to 886-464-7799 or email to slathey@aol.com. Corporate Members may register by filling out the attached Vendor Registration form and faxing it to 886-464-7799 or email to slathey@aol.com.

    Registration_Form 2014.pdf

  • May 09, 2014 11:55 AM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Ladies and Gentlemen; The Oklahoma Emergency Response System Stabilization and Improvement Revolving Fund (OERSSIRF) Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released. The RFP is at the link below: http://www.ok.gov/health/Organization/Procurement/Procurement_-_3400001273_-_OERSSIRF.html The total amount for distribution is: $1,935,144.23 The FY 2015 OERSSIRF Application and review process has the following timeline: The OERSSIRF RFP was posted on May 5, 2014. Pre-Conference Meeting, as detailed in 310:642-3-1 (a) (1) will be held on: Friday, May 9th at 1:30 P.M.


  • May 08, 2014 12:04 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Save the Date Tuesday, October 7, 2014 The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) is proud to announce that it will be holding the 2014 Fall Conference on Tuesday, October 7th in Oklahoma City. This conference will include a full slate of industry-specific speakers who will bring their knowledge and expertise to this comprehensive event. We are returning to the Oklahoma History Center as the host site for this one-day conference. The center houses the history museum of the State of Oklahoma, and is located across the street from the Governor's mansion. The museum opened in 2005 and is operated by the Oklahoma Historical Society. The museum preserves the history of Oklahoma from prehistoric Native American tribes to the present day. Participants are encouraged to make reservations at one of the many hotels around the capital. Hotel choices can be found at the following web sites. http://www.expedia.com/Oklahoma-State-Capitol-Hotels.0-l6080681-0.Travel-Guide-Filter-Hotels http://www.expedia.com/Downtown-Oklahoma-City-Bricktown-Oklahoma-City-Hotels.0-n6058654-0.Travel-Guide-Filter-Hotels Watch for conference brochures and more details on our website www.okama.org, our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OklahomaAmbulance or by e-mail in the coming months.

  • March 15, 2014 12:08 PM | Vanessa Brewington (Administrator)

    Don't forget to return your ballots for the 3 open Board positions. They must be received either by mail or fax by March 28th. Results will be announced at the April 1 Conference.€“ See you there!

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