The Office of EMS congratulates Terry Coy on his retirement taking affect June 1, 2019 after nearly 28.5 years. Although his departure is sad, we wish Terry only the best as he assumes this next period in his journey. The Office is extremely proud of the product Terry created and nurtured since coming to the office in 1991. It was at this time EMS recertifications changed and opened the door for alternative educational delivery. EMSAT, was created to offer quality EMS training to primarily rural Virginia EMS and fire crews
We have greatly enjoyed working with Terry. His dedication, expertise, knowledge, and leadership helped keep the Office leading the nation in EMS education. I hope that I speak for all in the EMS community as we express our sincere appreciation for his exceptional contribution to Virginia’s EMS community. We wish him a long and enjoyable retirement.
The Office of EMS thanks the EMS community for its support for EMSAT the past 28.5 years. EMSAT was not an Office program but an EMS Community program made possible by the assistance of EMSAT site coordinators, input for EMSAT viewers, the many excellent educators who donated and shared their time and expertise, and the Regional EMS Councils who maintained the lending library.
Future of EMSAT
The office continues to support free online courses as we have over the past years by posting EMSAT programs. Although, at this time, no new programs are scheduled, we will continue to support the free EMSAT programs until review determines they are outdated. Access to these programs remain the same. Information about the free EMSAT programming along with other online opportunities is located on our website at http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/education-certification/provider-resources/web-based-continuing-education.
The office continues to investigate various avenues to provide quality educational experiences to Virginia providers. As new opportunities develop, we will post them to our web site.