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Meeting notices, contracts, and other resources are available on myUnion (

Union Election Information

Election information, including important announcements, results, and protest information can be found at

Meeting Notices

The Association’s meetings rotate between Phoenix, Casa Grande, and Tucson each month. All regular meetings are held from 09:30 AM until 11:30 AM and are open only to members of the Association who are in good standing. Agendas for meetings can be found on myUnion ( To submit an agenda item, please email Secretary Kacy Stoneburg more than ten days prior to the scheduled meeting. 

2019 Regular Membership Meetings

Meeting locations, agendas, and other meeting materials are available to members via the online portal at 

Union’s Constitution & By-Laws

The United Emergency Medical Professionals of Arizona is governed by it’s Constitution and By-Laws and those of the International Association of Fire Fighters.

United Emergency Medical Professionals of Arizona

The current by-laws of the association can be downloaded by clicking here (PDF).

Members of the Local I-60 adopted revisions to the by-laws in November of 2017, with additional modifications at the request of the IAFF in June 2019. Pursuant to the IAFF’s Constitution and By-Laws, those adopted revisions were sent to the IAFF General President and Legal Department for approval.  Approval was granted July 11th.

The Local I-60 is comprised of two chapters: American Medical Response (AMR) and Maricopa Ambulance. The AMR chapter is further divided into two regions: Central and Southern Arizona. Central Arizona is comprised of Maricopa and Pinal Counties, whereas Southern Arizona is comprised of Graham and Pima Counties.

International Association of Fire Fighters

A copy of the IAFF’s Constitution and By-Laws can be found by visiting and loging in with your membership information. If you need assistance,
please contact our Secretary-Treasurer.

Collective Bargaining Agreements


American Medical Response (R/M, SWA, Tri-City)

This agreement is entered into by and between SOUTHWEST AMBULANCE hereinafter referred to as the “EMPLOYER” OR “COMPANY” and the United Emergency Medical Professionals of Arizona, d/b/a LOCAL # I-60, INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS, AFL-CIO, hereinafter referred to as the “UNION”.

The Employer and the Union recognize the need to provide efficient service to the public and to maintain the quality of service. Further, both parties agree to the need for establishing and maintaining a sound labor-management relationship and mutually agree to continue working toward this goal. Each side has been afforded the opportunity to put forth all its proposals and to bargain in good faith and both parties agree that this Agreement expresses the results of their negotiations.

The Company recognizes the United Emergency Medical Professionals of Arizona, d/b/a International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local I-60 as the sole bargaining agent of all full time and regular part-time EMTs, Paramedics and Registered Nurses, but excluding any on-call part-time employees, office clerical employees, guards, watchmen and supervisors.

This Agreement pertains only to recognized employees of the Company’s Southwest EMS Group’s Maricopa County, Pinal County, Pima County and Graham County non-fire integrated ambulance operations who are included in the bargaining unit to which this Agreement applies.

Collective Bargaining Agreement (AMR 2016-19) (3171 downloads)

Maricopa Ambulance, Priority Ambulance

A copy of the current collective bargaining agreement covering Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Registered Nurses, and Dispatchers is available for download by clicking here (PDF)

Retirement & Pension Funds

The resources below are meant as informational to assist current and past members who may have had retirement funding (e.g. 401k, pension, etc) from a represented employer. All questions should be directed to the appropriate plan sponsor or plan administrator.

Rural/Metro Retirement Savings Plan (Fidelity 401k)

The Rural Metro 401(k) Savings Plan was terminated and all funds from Fidelity were either rolled into an IRA, cashed out, or converted to an annuity, based upon a participant’s choosing. By default, 401(k) funds were rolled over to an IRA with Millennium Trust Company on December 8, 2017. If participants have questions regarding their Rural Metro 401(k) plan or outstanding loan, they should contact Fidelity directly at 1-800-835-3361.

Envision Healthcare / American Medical Response (401k)

Employees of American Medical Response (and Southwest Ambulance, LifeLine Ambulance, Rural/Metro Ambulance, etc) who are employed as an EMT, Paramedic or Registered Nurse are eligible for a bi-weekly 401(k) contribution match of up to 7% dollar-for-dollar dependent upon seniority and service time.

The American Medical Response 401(k) is managed by Charles Schwab, and contribution matches are based on the following schedule:

  • 10+ years of service: 7% match (dollar for dollar)
  • 5+ years of service: 6% match (dollar for dollar)
  • Under 5 years of service: 5% match (dollar for dollar)
  • Hired on/after March 1st, 2016: 6% match ($0.50 per dollar)

Southwest Ambulance Pension Plan

The Southwest Ambulance Pension Plan (SAPP) was formed in 2004 and frozen to new participants/service time accruals on July 1st, 2016. The plan is currently managed by Willis Towers Watson There is ongoing litigation regarding final average pay calculations for the defined benefit. That case is available online with the National Labor Relations Board (28-CA-177361).

Membership Information

Membership in the United Emergency Medical Professionals of Arizona and the Local I-60 of the International Association of Fire Fighters is available to any EMS professional (Emergency Medica Technician, Paramedic, Registered Nurse, or Dispatcher) who is working in a bargaining unit represented by our organization at the time of application.

Becoming A Member

To become a member of the United Emergency Medical Professionals of Arizona and the International Association of Fire Fighters, you must be employed in a represented bargaining unit at the time of application. Employees of our bargaining units (e.g. Rural Metro EMS, Southwest Ambulance, LifeLine Ambulance, American Medical Response, and Maricopa Ambulance) are welcome to join by completing an online application at

Membership Dues & Benefits

Membership Dues are charged bi-weekly via payroll deduction, and are based on 1/26th of 2% of your annual pay rounded to the next whole dollar. Dues are capped at $30 irrespective of your income. Example: A member that has a base income of $32,000 would pay $25 each paycheck.

Cancelling Your Membership

Upon separation of employment from one of our bargaining units, your membership will be canceled within thirty days. You are able to maintain membership in our association, but to do so you will need to make the request in writing and arrange for payment of dues. Please send your request to If you wish to cancel your membership and are an active employee represented by our association, you will need to complete a withdrawal form to be processed January 1st – 7th, and/or July 1st – 7th. These date limitations are imposed upon the association by the Constitution and By-Laws

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