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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.


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Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-296-4693

Fax: 206-296-4866

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King County EMS Saves $334,000 Annually by Switching to IM Delivery of epi by EMTs
Journal of Emergency Medical Services


Emergency Medical Services: Actions needed to address upcoming retirements and workforce diversity

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.


Medic One/EMS 2014-2019 Strategic Plan

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.


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