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 2020 West Region EMS Conference will be held at the Ocean Shores Convention Center in Ocean Shores, WA.


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, mpd@ghems.org
2421 Sumner Ave, Aberdeen, WA 98520

Lewis County
Peter McCahill, MD, Medical Program Director, lewiscountympd@gmail.com
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 Ave SE, Suite C, Olympia, WA 98501

Thurston Co Medic One offers citizen CPR classes

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.