Certified Instructor Coordinator Joyce Eichorst of Saratoga County has been selected by the New York State EMS Council as the 2005 EMS Educator of Excellence. The award, to be presented at the NYS Vital Signs Conference Awards Banquet in Rochester on October 15th of this year, is chosen annually from nominations submitted by Regional Councils throughout the State. The EMS Educator of Excellence is an individual who through outstanding teaching and educational coordination has maximally improved prehospital services at the local, county, regional, or state levels. In the nomination submitted by the Saratoga County EMS Council, Eichorst was described as an outstanding EMS educator with an exceptional ability to cultivate a rich enthusiasm for EMS and a lifelong commitment to learning in her students. Her dazzling presentations, comical personality, compassionate approach, and clearly expressed willingness to go the extra mile for her students have spread her extraordinary reputation throughout the region. Eichorst is the first ever Saratoga County CIC to receive the prestigious State Council Award. Congratulations Joyce!