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Jan 2018


Duluth Entertainment Convention Center 350 Harbor Drive Duluth , Minnesota 55802
Tel: (218) 722-5573
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Arrowhead EMS Association Conference & Expo






Event Overview:

Plan now to attend the 2018 Arrowhead EMS Conference & Expo. Combine your professional and personal goals and the finest EMS education during a cozy winter in Duluth Minnesota. Our 5-day conference features quality EMS and nursing continuing education with an excellent line-up of speakers from all over the country.

The conference & expo objective is to provide Emergency Medical Services personnel with applicable knowledge to better manage, treat, and assess various traumatic and medical-related emergencies, and to provide the tools to continuously improve the overall management of services. You will learn techniques and information to improve yourself, your patient care and your EMS agency.

With the Northeast region’s largest exhibition of EMS products and service suppliers, this event will be Arrowhead EMS Association’s highlight of 2018. It will allow our attendees to see, hear, examine, question and evaluate the latest developments in equipment, supplies and services that are recommended for use in the EMS profession.

Attendee Information:

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Miss the 38th Annual Arrowhead EMS Conference & Expo

Arrowhead EMS Conference & Expo in Duluth, MN – at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center (DECC)! And while we believe that there are limitless opportunities why you should attend the 38th Annual Conference and Expo we were able to narrow it down to five definitive reasons:

1. Hear from our speakers:
Our speakers are established leaders, practitioners and peers who all share a passion for EMS. Our Conference Committee selection process is as thorough and thought out as you’ll find anywhere. We make sure that you’re hearing from the best, their content is new and engaging and it will have a significant impact. Our speakers inspire our attendees to implement what they have learned and attendees should return home energized and motivated.

2. Learn skills and stay up-to-date: 
No matter how long you have been an EMT, Paramedic, Fire Fighter, Nurse, or Medical Director, chances are there is still something you need to learn. New strategies happen all the time and to stay up-to-date you need an educational opportunity that provides you with a full range of EMS knowledge. The educational aspect of our conference can expose you to innovative ways of performing your duties and help you discover how to be more productive.

3. Recertification:
Your attendance earns you Continuing Education Credits and National Continued Competency Requirements toward maintaining your valuable certification.
1 hour = 1 Continuing Education Unit or 1 hour = 1.2 Nursing Continuing Education Units

4. Meet with Vendors: 
There is an incredible amount of sharing and learning that will take place in the South Pioneer Hall this year. Our exhibitors are experts and truly know what is happening in the world of EMS. Discovering innovative products and services for your organization is necessary to stay current. Invest time with the exhibitors at our conference, they are some of the best people for you to get to know if you want to learn more about what’s happening in EMS now.

5. Have fun with your EMS peers:
Don’t worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to relax and get to know your EMS peers. When you meet with your peers, you have an opportunity to team up, hear the latest ideas, and confirm or change your perspectives. You may hear what others are doing and be encouraged to put into effect something similar – or you might find a mentor or even become one yourself. Also, taking an extra day at the beginning or end of the trip to explore or visit friends in the region is a fantastic way to maximize your trip.

Exhibitor Information:

The Arrowhead EMS Association Conference & Expo is attended each year by more than 600 emergency medical professionals from a diverse blend of disciplines. This is your opportunity to reach a community of key decision makers and organizational influencers that impact the deliver of emergency medical care in Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond. From prominent signage to the opportunity to participate in our 22,000 sq ft exhibit hall, we provide an unparalleled brand exposure experience.

The mission of Arrowhead EMS Association is to serve as the lead EMS planning agency in Northeastern Minnesota. Our vision is to support EMS providers through education, guidance and system development for the continual improvement of quality patient care. Our initiatives encompass disaster preparedness, regional medical direction, communications, training, equipment procurement, CISM (Critical Incident Stress Management) and public awareness of EMS.

Our EMS Conference & Expo continues to provide the best possible educational updates with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes and survival rates. We are inviting you to participate in our 2018 EMS Conference & Expo. Please review the exhibitor information and registration forms carefully, as we have made some changes. As an exhibitor, you have a great opportunity for direct marketing and advertising while supporting quality education for hundreds of EMS providers.

About AEMSA:

The Association initiates regional planning and operations which address essential components and elements of a regional EMS system. Its purpose is to decrease morbidity and mortality from emergency and critical incidents, through facilitating, evaluating and implementing EMS activities.

Keynote Speakers

Jason Dush


Jason Dush serves as the EMS Manager for the Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Office of the Chief of Staff. Proir to working for DPS, he was the Chief Operating officer for MedicOne Medical Response, which is a national ambulance transport company where he was previously the National Vice President of Clinical Services. Jason’s resume includes 21 years of paid EMS/Fire and 13 years as a Critical Care flight paramedic. Jason is passionate about EMS education and is a known speaker locally and nationally over the last 14 years for bringing a sense of humor, passion, energy and practical experience to his audience.

Reuben Farnsworth


Reuben Farnsworth is the President of RockStar Education and Consulting and a Critical Care Paramedic with Delta County Ambulance District in Western Colorado. Reuben has been active in EMS for 15 years as an EMT, Paramedic, Critical Care Paramedic, FTO, and Education Coordinator. Reuben is a regular speaker at EMS Conferences throughout the country. Reuben is heavily certified in the alphabet soup disciplines as well as holding numerous other instructor certifications. He is an AHA Training Center Faculty member. Reuben is an engaging speaker with a talent for education.


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