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.
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.
About the EMS Division
King County Medic One
Center for the Evaluation of EMS
Emergency Medical Dispatch
Strategic planning and data
Basic Life Support training
Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative
Reports and publications
2014-2019 EMS levy
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.