Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Medic One/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is standing by to help you 24 hours a day with a system that provides a continuum of care that assures every patient the emergency medical attention they need.
Learn about Jessica Cannon, a 911 dispatcher for the NE King County Regional Public Safety Communication Agency. Dispatchers are the first point of contact with the public, asking medically-based questions to determine the appropriate level of care to be sent, providing instructions and even guiding callers through providing life-saving steps, such as CPR and using a defibrillator, until the Medic One/EMS providers arrive.
The goal of VPSI is to conduct programmatic, scientific and case-based evaluations to assure that EMS provides the best possible care to all King County residents regardless of race, ethnicity, age, socio-economic status, culture, gender or language spoken.
The King County Auditor's Office recently completed an assessment confirming the King County EMS system’s need for cohesive strategic workforce planning and diversity efforts. The attached report recommends steps that could be taken at a regional level to address potential equity, financial, and staffing challenges.
2016 King County EMS Annual Report
This year's review features projects and programs that thoroughly embody the components that have contributed to the system's success - medicine, innovation, effectiveness and regionalism.
The Medic One/EMS 2014-2019 Strategic Plan is the primary policy and financial document that will direct the Medic One/EMS system into the future.
Every year more than 300,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) a condition in which the heart unexpectedly stops beating. It can happen anywhere, to anyone, at any time, even to those with optimal heart health.
And when it occurs seconds count. The Shockingly Simple campaign is aimed at increasing purchases and registration of AEDs by businesses and organizations in Seattle and King County. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/aed.