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Merritt v. King County Lawsuit. A group of present and former King County Medic One paramedics (referred to as the "Merritt Class") who are current members of PERS and/or LEOFF who did not receive retirement service prior to December 31, 2003 while they were paramedic trainees sued King County to obtain retirement service credit. The Washington Department of Retirement System (DRS) intervened in the lawsuit. The Merritt Class, King County and DRS have resolved this lawsuit. A copy of the settlement agreement resolving the lawsuit is attached. The Honorable Nelson Lee of the King County Superior Court will hold a hearing on October 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to rule on final settlement approval. A notice is also attached explaining the process for reviewing the final settlement and registering any comments in favor of or objections to the final settlement.


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2020 Annual Report

The 2020 Annual Report documents how our extraordinary EMS system is responding to one of the most challenging public health and community crises of our lifetimes. It conveys the regional system's ability to band together in the face of adversity, and quickly pivot to ensure it continues providing the highest possible patient outcomes.

Video by KING 5 News

Oct. 29, 2019
This past weekend, nearly 40 women participated in a two-day workshop exposing them to the many varied activities that careers in fire and EMS offer. Designed for women by women, this is the 4th such workshop sponsored by King County EMS and its regional partners for women to explore the world of fire and EMS - learning CPR and firefighting tasks, watching demonstrations and participating in hands-on training. Q&A discussion panels allowed women firefighters and paramedics from various agencies around the county to share their experiences about serving their communities. Over 70 women from the region have participated in past workshops, some of whom are now working full-time in this career. The next workshop is scheduled for late April, 2020.

Facts about the Medic One/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system

On June 26, 2019, the King County Council passed King County Ordinance 18931 placing a 6-year, 26.5-cent Medic One/EMS levy before the voters in the November 5, 2019 general election.

Learn more about the Medic One/EMS system serving Seattle and King County, and what the levy would fund if approved by voters.

5 -Year Overview Cardiac Arrest & Emergency Medical Services


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