Accreditation is Credible Education
  • Holiday Closings
  • No Annual Report Due in 2017
  • 10 Seats Left: January Accreditation Workshop
  • Board Member Patricia Tritt Receives Colorado EMS Award
  • By the Numbers
  • Milestones
  • New Site Visitors Join the Cadre!
  • Request for Messages on the Occasion of the CoAEMSP's 40th Anniversary
Holiday Closings

The CoAEMSP office will be closed on December 25-26 and January 1.

The availability of the CoAEMSP Executive Office staff from December 22-January 8 will be limited due to holiday vacations and staff attending the Accreditation Workshop in Orlando from January 3-5.

The CoAEMSP staff wishes you a safe and happy holiday season! We look forward to working with you in the new year!

Happy Holidays,
George, Gordy, Jennifer, Karen, Lisa, Lynn, Ruth, and Keith
Board of Directors
No Annual Report Due in 2017!
Staff Contact: Lynn Caruthers,

There is no Annual Report due in 2017. The CoAEMSP will conduct a pilot test with 200 programs in early 2018, and an email will be distributed directly to those 200 programs. All programs will get a pass this year for the Annual Report, including those participating in the pilot test. Want to know more? Click here .

Note! Programs should not add data to the CAAHEP ARMS system; the data will not be reviewed.
Only 10 Seats Left!
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop for Paramedic Programs in Orlando

Rosen Plaza Hotel

Get all the information you need to make the accreditation process more efficient and most successful.

These workshops will focus on the new 2015 CAAHEP Standards and the new Self Study Report templates. These accreditation workshops will serve as an invaluable resource for new program directors, lead instructors, and deans as well as the seasoned program directors.

Some of the Important Information You Will Learn

  • Accreditation deal breakers
  • What the ‘banker box’ system is that is recommended for the site visit
  • How many students the SV team wants to interview
  • Tips and tricks for making the site visit efficient
  • Why you need to look at the CV of the scheduled site visitor
  • How many days a site visit typically consists of
  • How many site visitors typically come to a site visit

April 26-27 Location TBD
October 25-26 Location TBD
By the Numbers
Christopher Kelly, MST, NRP, program director with Meridian Community College, Meridian, Mississippi, recently earned the Master of Arts in Teaching degree conferred on May 6 2017, by Mississippi State University.
CoAEMSP Board Member Patricia Tritt Receives 2017 Colorado EMS President's Award
EMS Association of Colorado (EMSAC) President Scott Sholes selected Patricia L. Tritt, RN, MA, to receive the President's Award as part of the 2017 Colorado EMS Awards.

Pat is EMSAC's longest-standing conference committee volunteer. She is currently the Director of Instruction at American Medical Response, and is widely known as the former Director of EMS and Trauma for HealthONE in Denver, Colorado. In 1985, she organized the Mayflower Crisis Response Team, and has coordinated the Colorado Crisis Response Network since inception in 1988. She is an ICISF faculty member for the Group Crisis Intervention, Advanced Group Crisis Intervention, Assisting Individuals in Crisis, and Strategic Response to Crisis and Grief Following Trauma courses. Pat has trained CISM teams across the United States, as well as internationally. She is a Certified Trauma Responder and a contributing author on stress and EMS issues for numerous emergency services texts. Pat has also received recognition from the State of Colorado for lifetime achievement and contributions to EMS and has received the 9 Who Care Award for her contributions as a leader of volunteer services in Colorado.

Pat represents the National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE) on the CoAEMSP Board of Directors and has been a site visitor for the CoAEMSP for more than 35 years.

The CoAEMSP offers its sincere congratulations to Pat for this notable award.

New Site Visitors Join the Cadre!
The CoAEMSP recently added nine site visitors to its cadre: eight Paramedic educators and one physician.

Each of the site visitors are directly involved with a Paramedic program and come with a strong background in Paramedic education. At the recent workshop which took place for 1.5 days, the new site visitors reviewed and discussed case studies, learned how to prepare for and conduct a site visit, and gained a greater appreciation for the role.

We are pleased to have these highly qualified and dedicated site visitors on board to help programs become the best Paramedic educational programs possible.
Request for Messages on the Occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the CoAEMSP
The Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services (CoAEMSP) is pleased to be celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018.

We invite you to send a message that can be shared with the EMS community on our website, in our monthly newsletters, or in other possible methods of communications.

In addition, if you have photos from the past 40 years that relate to the history of the CoAEMSP and accreditation, we encourage you to send them to Jennifer Anderson Warwick at

We are both excited and humbled to celebrate this important milestone and part of EMS history; we look forward to hearing from you!
Upcoming Events
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
January 4-5, 2018
Orlando, FL

CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
April 26-27, 2018
Location to be determined
CAAHEP Accreditation Workshop
October 25-26, 2018
Location to be determined
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Jennifer S. Anderson Warwick, MA