The American Ambulance Association understands the business of caring for people. AAA advocacy gives ambulance services a voice in public policy, protects their interests, and removes obstacles to growth so that they can better serve their communities. Our exclusive member resources help services do more with less, empowering them to stay focused on patient care.

In an unpredictable industry climate, AAA membership delivers the tools, resources, and connections you need to keep your service rolling.

Why AAA Membership?

The American Ambulance Association has a seat at the table of all major legislative and regulatory organizations that make decisions affecting the ambulance industry. In fact, AAA is the only trade association actively working to ensure accurate Medicare reimbursement. Each year the AAA invests over $1,000,000 in advocacy to present your interests before Congress and regulatory agencies. In addition to excellence in advocacy, 2016 AAA membership brings tremendous value to your organization with benefits including:
Print PDF I have been a member of the AAA since 1984, and I have learned so much from AAA colleagues that has directly attributed to our success. The professional networking and advocacy AAA provides is a key component to developing a vibrant and successful company.
James McPartlon, President, Mohawk Ambulance
Print PDF One of the things I appreciate most about the AAA is the opportunity for EMS organizations from around the country to work together on projects that have positive industry-wide impact. It think is important that the AAA promotes a one team, one mission approach that puts aside agency competition for the betterment of the industry as a whole.
John Peterson, CAO, Sunstar Paramedics
Print PDF AAA has provided me with knowledge of what the environment is and how to negotiate it, and has given me the tools to manage my operation the way it should be managed. I really don’t know that I would have been able to successfully navigate the industry waters had it not been for the experiences and the exceptional mentoring that I’ve received with the AAA.
Jimmy Johnson, President, Life EMS
Print PDF The American Ambulance Association has been beneficial in helping to create a united front in the ambulance industry for important initiatives on Capitol hill.
Asbel Montes, VP, Acadian Ambulance Service
Print PDF AAA is the glue that enables EMS operators to focus on issues of importance. AAA allows EMS operators to collectively pursue strategies to enhance the industry. AAA has enabled AMR to advance safety initiatives before national associations and regulatory agencies.
Ron Thackery, Senior VP of Professional Services, AMR

2016 Membership Categories & Dues

Active Member: Single State Provider

Voting Member | $0.27 per ground transport, $1 per air transport ($500 minimum, $12000 cap)
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Any organization engaged in the business of providing fee for service ground ambulance transportation which meets the standards of the Board of Directors including governmental organizations, and is not eligible for any other membership category. Single State Providers receive one (1) vote for every twenty (20) declared ambulances up to five (5) votes total.

  • 20 Ambulances    One (1) Vote
  • 21 – 40 Ambulances    Two (2) Votes
  • 41 – 60 Ambulances    Three (3) Votes
  • 61 – 80 Ambulances    Four (4) Votes
  • 81 + Ambulances    Five (5) Votes

Active Member: Multi-State Provider

Voting Member | $0.07 per transport ($12,000 minimum, $100,000 cap)
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Any organization engaged in the business of providing fee for service ground ambulance transportation which meets the standards of the Board of Directors including governmental organizations, and is not eligible for any other membership category.  Multi State Providers maintain an ambulance operation in two or more states and operates more than one hundred (100) ambulances.

Active/Multi State Providers receive five (5) votes for the first state and one (1) vote for each additional state in which it maintains an ambulance operation.


 Aeromedical Provider

Non-Voting | $0.27 per ground transport, $1 per air transport ($500 minimum)
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Any entity with a primary focus on providing air medical transports.

 Government Provider

Non-Voting | $0.27 per ground transport, $1 per air transport ($500 minimum)
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Any entity engaged in the business of providing fee for service ground ambulance transportation operated by a fire department or other government entity which is NOT primarily staffed by volunteers.


 Affiliate (Vendor) Member

Non-Voting  | $2500
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Any person, partnership, corporation or other entity engaged in the manufacture, sale, rental or servicing of equipment or furnishing of services utilized in the provision of medical transportation. Affiliate Members receive a listing in the online Vendor Guide, quarterly member lists (mailing address + phone number), as well as the opportunity to share content through our Affinity Program.

Associate (Volunteer) Member

Non-Voting | $250 minimum, flat rate of $0.07 per transport with a cap of $550
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Any entity in the business of providing ambulance or public safety services which is staffed predominately by unpaid volunteers.  Associate members receive all benefits of active membership.


State Association

Non-Voting | $550
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Any entity engaged in the business of providing member benefits to ambulance service providers for a specific geographic region in the United States.  (Please note that the benefits of membership for the state association category belong solely to the primary contact. All member communications including E-updates, calls for action, member advisories and newsletters cannot be distributed to the state association members without written prior consent of the AAA staff. Special member rates and discounts do not apply to the state association members but applies to the primary contact on the state association member application.)

International

Non-Voting | $0.27 per ground transport, $1 per air transport ($500 minimum, $12000 cap)
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Any entity engaged in the business of providing fee for service ground ambulance transportation outside of the fifty (50) states and territories of the United States, which meets the standards established by the Association's Board of Directors from time to time, and provided that the entity is not eligible for any other Association membership category.

Act Now

Through participation in AAA's thriving community, your organization gains a voice in government, access to thought leader expertise, and a suite of tools and best practices to drive your ambulance service. Please note that AAA membership runs on a calendar year, January 1 to December 31 annually. Please contact membership@the-aaa.org if you would like to discuss options for joining AAA mid-year.