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Public Health - Seattle & King County

King County Medic One

King County Medic One is a public service organization, a critical link in our regional Emergency Medical Service system, providing high quality, advanced patient care.

Founded in 1976, King County Medic One paramedics are trained by the world renowned University of Washington / Harborview Medical Center / Seattle Fire Department paramedic training program.

Due to the high standards of training and education established by the Seattle training program, Seattle was called the "Best place in the world to have a heart attack", after a "60 Minutes" story in 1974. To this day, the Medic One programs throughout King County are considered models for much of the world.


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The Medic One System integrates citizen participation, Enhanced 911, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Services into a world class EMS System.

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King County Medic One testing and hiring
Learn when Medic One does its annual testing and hiring for Paramedic Trainees.

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A history of excellence -- how Medic One began and where we're going.

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A photo gallery of paramedics in action

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Research studies conducted by Medic One and the University of Washington.

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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 EMS' other programs that make the King County EMS System #1 in the U.S.

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South King County Medic One Feasibility Study October 2004

Contact us

King County Medic One
7064 S. 220th, Bldg. 9
Kent, WA 98032

Phone: 206-296-8550
Fax: 206-296-0515

King County EMS
401 5th Ave., Suite 1200
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-296-4693
Fax: 206-296-4866


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Back Safety Principles DVD

Back Safety Principles
Purchase a DVD on stretching and strengthening to reduce musculoskeletal injuries among staff.


To make a financial donation to Medic One, please send checks payable to

King County Medic One
7064 S. 220th, Bldg. 9
Kent, WA 98032