Central Shenandoah EMS Council staffer recognized for service
Dr. Rinaca, an EMS training specialist, was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians for achieving 30 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT.
This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs. To maintain her status as a Nationally Registered EMT, Dr. Rinaca completed, on a biennial basis, the most comprehensive recertification program for Emergency Medical Technicians in America. She not only completed courses to refresh her fundamental knowledge and skills but also attended a minimum of two hours per month of additional continuing education courses to advance her knowledge on new lifesaving skills.
By maintaining her Nationally Registered status and completing regular continuing education courses, Dr. Rinaca is among the few elite EMTs with the most training in pre-hospital emergency medical care in the nation.
Dr. Rinaca was Nationally Registered as a Paramedic in 1986 and has been serving with CSEMS since 2014. Prior to this position, Dr. Rinaca worked for the Newport News Fire Department for 24 years.
The National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians serves as the national EMS certification organization by providing a valid, uniform process to assess the knowledge and skills required for competent practice by EMS professionals throughout their careers and by maintaining a registry of certification status.