Serving the Citizens of Yakima Valley

The Yakima County emergency medical system includes EMS personnel (Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, and Paramedics) who work and volunteer at local fire departments. In order for the system to work, Yakima County fire departments rely on the assistance of local private ambulance services, emergency department staff, a 9-1-1 call center and dispatch centers.

The ongoing training of the EMS personnel is provided by the Yakima County Department of Emergency Medical Services (EMS Office).  The EMS office creates and implements a single training program for nearly 600 certified emergency medical personnel. This training is provided countywide, and is held at each of the county fire districts and city fire departments in Yakima County.


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Events Calendar

New Interim MPD

September 1 Kevin Hodges, MD, FACEP starts as interim MPD.

MPD Days:
September 24: 12–4 pm
October 22: 12–4 pm
November 26: 12–4 pm

If you need to meet with the MPD, contact Diane Koch.


South Central Region EMS & Trauma Care Council

Meeting in Prosser, 10:00 am


Winter 2020 EMT Course Information

Applications due by September 30, 2019 and Pre-Course Mandatory Meeting on December 14th.

Winter EMT Academy Announcement, Schedule & Application


Yakima County EMS & Trauma Care Council Meeting

1:30 pm

Emergency Medical Services in Yakima