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Our Vision

In Utah, where you live, work, or play will not determine IF you live.

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Our mission

The mission of the Rural EMS Directors Association is to unify and empower rural EMS directors to lead emergency medical services into the future.

Our conference

Join us for two days of exciting and dynamic presentations designed for you, the rural EMS directors of Utah!

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Since 1993

a message from our president

Despite common belief, rural emergency medical services are not simply smaller versions of urban departments. Rural EMS faces unique and challenging obstacles in order to give our communities the best care possible. Dwindling volunteer numbers, overreaching regulations, significant increases in the public expectations, and a broken funding model are all standing in the way of improvement.

Everyday hundreds of EMTs and Paramedics respond to calls in rural areas of Utah. Our mission is to support the leaders who keep those first responders going and to give those leaders tools, ideas, information and training so that these vital, yet extremely fragile, services can continue to respond to the emergencies of you and your loved ones.

Unifying the rural EMS leaders of Utah will allow us to advocate for positive changes. Please consider joining and supporting our association!

-Andy Smith, REMSDAU President and Director of Emergency Services, Grand County EMS

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Supporting the future of rural EMS in the state of Utah is essential to our communities.  Join us today!