OEMS Conducts Educator Update and Institute

  

On Friday, January 11, staff from the Office of EMS (OEMS) Division of Educational Development conducted an Education Coordinator Update at the James City Bruton Fire Station in Toano. The four-hour update provided Virginia EMS educators with current updates to policies and procedures, as well as information on future plans for EMS training. Staff members participating in the update included Warren Short, training manager; Billy Fritz, Basic Life Support training specialist; Debbie Akers, Advanced Life Support training specialist; Chad Blossertraining and development coordinator; and Peter Brown, certification testing supervisor. On January 12-14, OEMS staff from its divisions of Educational Development and Regulation and Compliance conducted the winter Education Coordinator Institute at the James City County Fire-EMS Training Center. The three-day Institute added 16 new EMS educators to Virginia’s EMS system. Staff members participating included Warren Short, training manager; Billy Fritz, Basic Life Support training specialist; Debbie Akers, Advanced Life Support training specialist; Chad Blosser, training and development coordinator; Peter Brown, certification testing supervisor; and Wayne Berry, EMS program representative.

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