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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Yakima county EMS
When to call and when not to call .....
Events & News


Secured Facility Access

The Yakima County Resource building is a secured facility. Please note that there are doorbells on the left hand side of the main doors for each of the departments in the building.

If you need to come into the office, please email or call to make an appointment.
Diane at (509) 574-2158
Brian at (509) 574-2156
Tony at (509) 574-2155


New Dangerous Drug

Download information on ISO - Metonitazene/Etonitazene - more potent than Fentanyl


MPD Meetings

The MPD is currently doing Zoom meetings during the month of June on Tuesdays. Please email or call Diane to make an appointment at (509) 574-2158 or

We are hopeful we will have in-person MPD meeting in July. Watch this space for more information.


MPD Quarterly Meeting Schedule

Download the Schedule


Fall EMT Course

Applications Due by June 15th

Announcement, Schedule & Application


Yakima County EMS & Trauma Care Council

2403 S. 18th Street, Classrooms, Union Gap or by Zoom - 1:30 pm

For more information


Office Closures

We will be closed for Juneteeth on June 20th and the July 4th holiday.


EMS Administrative Board

2403 S. 18th Street, Classrooms, Union Gap or by Zoom - 9:00 am

For more information

Emergency Medical Services in Yakima