Training Education and Development

Mission Statement

The Training, Education & Development Committee is dedicated to quality emergency medical and trauma training to benefit the provider and result in an improved standard of care for the patient.

Training Opportunities

The 2017 West Region EMS Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, February 24 - 25, 2017, at the Ocean Shores Convention Center in Ocean Shores, WA. For more information, visit the Conference webpage

Training Information

EMS training information is available on the Department of Health website.

For information regarding EMT or EMT-P training contact:

  • Catie Holstein, EMS, Trauma Supervisor, WA State Dept of Health 360-236-2841
  • Dane Kessler, Education & Training Specialist, WA State Dept of Health 360-236-2842

You may also contact your local county EMS Coordinator:

Grays Harbor and North Pacific Counties
Sharryl Bell 360-532-2067
Todd Strozyk, Fire Chief 360-942-4144
Daniel Canfield, DO, Medical Program Director 360-533-6038
2421 Sumner Ave, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Lewis County
Michael Kytta, Assistant Chief, Riverside Fire Authority 360-736-3975
Patrick O'Neill, MD, Medical Program Director 360-330-8785
1818 Harrison Ave, Centralia, WA 98531

Pierce County
Norma Pancake, EMS Coordinator 253-798-7722,
Clark Waffle, MD, Medical Program Director 253-798-7722
2501 South 35th Street, Suite D, Tacoma, WA 98409

Thurston County
Anna Lee Drewry 360-704-2780
Kurt Hardin, Thurston County Medic One 360-704-2780
Larry Fontanilla, MD, Medical Program Director 360-704-2787
2703 Pacific Avenue SE, Suite C, Olympia, WA 98501

Other Resources

  • For information on upcoming PHTLS courses contact Norma Pancake, Pierce County EMS Coordinator at 253-798-7722.
  • Information on the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) is available on the NREMT website