Terry Coy to Retire After 28 Years of Dedicated Service to OEMS

It is with great appreciation and thanks that we announce the retirement of the Virginia Office of EMS’ (OEMS) Audio Visual Technician Terry Coy, who has served 28 years of dedicated service to the Commonwealth and Virginia’s EMS System. Beginning in January 1991, Terry was able to quickly establish the Emergency Medical Services Satellite Training program (EMSAT), which was created to offer free, quality EMS training to primarily rural Virginia EMS and fire crews. Later, Terry transitioned the program to a web-based format that continues to be free of charge to providers. Terry was able to acquire knowledgeable and well-known hosts, recognized at the state and national level. Terry’s meticulous and tedious editing produced high quality educational programs, several of which were recognized nationally.

During his tenure with the Virginia OEMS, Terry’s contributions to EMS education produced approximately 503 programs that were viewed more than 287,211 times and awarded greater than 290,584 hours of continuing education. His impact on the recertification of Virginia EMS providers will continue for years after his retirement. Please join us in thanking Terry for his service to our office, Virginia’s EMS System and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

11 thoughts on “Terry Coy to Retire After 28 Years of Dedicated Service to OEMS

  1. Congratulations Terry, I do not believe I have ever seen you without a smile on your face. Thank you for being my friend. I wish you nothing but happiness in your retirement!

  2. I have dealt with Terry Many times over those 28 years. Always a Professional and a Gentleman. Terry is also a good friend who cared very much about the job he does, OEMS was so lucky to have him. Have fun my Friend…..

  3. Congratulations on your retirement, Terry. It was a pleasure working with you on a program back in the early days of EMSAT. You always produced top quality, informative training. Thank you. Best wishes.

  4. Mr Coy,
    Congratulations on your retirement and thank you for such good work at OEMS and helping others achieve our goals.

  5. Congratulations Terry!!! It was wonderful working with you through the years and there were always great times and laughs while filming various OEMS videos with Prince William’s folks!! You have to come back and make appearances on the dance floor at Symposium! In all seriousness, you have been a dedicated professional to VA OEMS and I have enjoyed working with you and being able to call you a friend for many decades! Good luck my friend and best wishes in this next chapter of your life!

  6. A milestone indeed Terry! Congratulations on your retirement. You truly are the consummate professional who focused on the details to create a product worthy of all recognition. Now go spend some more time at the car shows!

  7. Congratulations on your retirement Terry! I enjoyed working with you and you were a joy to be around 🙂

  8. It’s been a pleasure Terry and you will be missed. Thank you for your service and all the great work you have done for all of us. Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it.

  9. Terry, its been an honor to work with you on many projects to better EMS here in our wonderful State. Thank you for your hard work, for your time and for what you have done for our profession in EMS. You will be missed and you are a treasure! Enjoy your retirement and I wish you a healthy and awesome many years to come! You know where to find us if you get bored.
    PS If you have the time for those “dance lessons” let me know LOL

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