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 & News

MPD COVID-19 Update

COVID Update from Kevin Hodges, MD, FACEP


OTEP has resumed on a limited basis

Currently all classes are limited to 10 providers and only for those who affiliated with the agency may attend.


Yakima County Protocols -

New Yakima County Protocols have been sent out. Protocol testing is starting. Fire Chiefs/Supervisors/Training Officers may contact the EMS office to arrange testing.

Download the Pre-Hospital Patient Care Guideline Protocols for Adams, Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties


EMS Office Closed

The Yakima County Resource building remains closed to the public.

If you need to come into the office, please email or call Diane at (509) 574-2158 or email Diane


MPD Day - Tentative

Kevin Hodges, MD, FACEP

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

Emergency Medical Services in Yakima