Training Information

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

For information regarding EMS training contact: 

  • Catie Holstein, EMS Trauma Supervisor, WA State Dept of Health 360-236-2841 catie.holstein@doh.wa.gov
  • Dawn Felt, Education & Training Specialist, WA State Dept of Health 360-236-2842

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 2018 West Region EMS Conference will be held March 23 - 25, 2018, at the Ocean Shores Convention Center in Ocean Shores, WA. For more information, visit the Conference page




      Local county EMS Coordinators:

      Grays Harbor and North Pacific Counties
      Sharryl Bell, Director, Grays Harbor EMS & Trauma Care Council 360-532-2067
      Todd Strozyk, Fire Chief, Raymond FD 360-942-4144
      Julie Buck, MD, Medical Program Director
      2421 Sumner Ave, Aberdeen, WA 98520

      Lewis County
      Patrick O'Neill, MD, Medical Program Director
      Gregg Peterson, Fire Chief, Lewis County Fire Chief's Association, chieflcfd13@yahoo.com

      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, EMS Coordinator 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