Texas Emergency Medical Services Board (TEMSB)

Formation of the TEMSB

Texas Emergency Medical Services Board (TEMSB) formed to address the needs of Texas EMS including:

  • Representing all EMS personnel
  • Representing 911 EMS organizations
  • Providing/facilitating continuing education
  • Statewide EMS legislative support
  • Many member benefits & discounts

The Texas Emergency Medical Services Board has representatives from all over the state. To see the committee roster, please click here.


2015 - NCEMSC (North Central EMS Cooperative) Becomes SAVVIK  - - Since 1997, the non-profit company has been saving money for our members through our world-class buying power in the Public Safety sector.  SAVVIK effectiveness increases with commitment from our vendor partners to provide Savvik members with quality products and services at the industry’s best prices. 


Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Recognize National EMS Week


Sunday, May 15, 2016 marks the beginning of National EMS Week and presents an opportunity to honor the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care throughout the United States. This vital public safety service is provided primarily by cross-trained, multi-role emergency responders who are based in our nation's fire departments.

The fire service has a rich history of protecting the health and safety of our communities through an 'all hazards' response model that includes the delivery of pre-hospital 9-1-1 emergency medical care. Fire Service-Based EMS providers are trained, equipped and positioned to provide their communities with timely emergency medical care, and more recently, Integrated Community Health Care (ICHC) services as well. Firefighter/EMTs and paramedics respond quickly, professionally, skillfully, and compassionately in communities across the United States ...and they do it every day...24/7.

The Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Coalition recognizes the life-saving contributions and achievements, as well as the dedication and commitment, of those who serve in Fire Service-Based EMS systems. National EMS Week is a time to pause and say "thank you" to the entire EMS Community, especially firefighter/EMTs and paramedics ...our nation's 'all hazards' response personnel.

Established in 2006, the Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates Coalition, based in Washington, DC, provides members of Congress and other government officials with information they need to effectively support Fire Service-Based EMS systems throughout the nation. For more information about the Fire Service-Based EMS Advocates and how to join the coalition, visit www.fireserviceems.com.

Benefits of Membership

  • Membership with 20,000 other Texas emergency services professionals
  • Certification programs available in fire suppression, investigation, inspection, and prevention
  • SFFMA Online, Web-based training reporting tool
  • Legislative representation through the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA)
  • Close working relationship with TEEX/ESTI EMS
  • $2,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy for all members
  • $5,000 immediate line of duty death benefit
  • Discounts on Brady, IFSTA, Delmar, Jones & Bartlett, McGraw-Hill, International Code Council, and Action Training
  • Monthly email-based newsletter, two print publications
  • Annual training conference & convention in June, which includes a new EMS learning track
  • Approval entity for certified firefighter automobile license plates
  • Nominating authority for governor's appointments to various state agencies
  • Authority for additions to the State Firemen's Monument at state capitol
  • Up-to-date website for emergency services personnel (www.sffma.org and www.temsb.org)
  • Travel, retail and insurance benefits through Association Member Benefits Advisors 
  • Discounts on security alarm monitoring through Monitronics 
  • Cellular discounts through AT&T (11%), Sprint (23%), Nextel (13%), and T*Mobile (10%)
  • Association member discounts on the purchase of medical supplies through SAVVIK
  • The emergency service’s legislative voice at the various state and federal levels, sponsorship of Texas Fire Training School at Texas A&M University with new EMS tracks

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