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


Secured Facility

The Yakima County Resource building is now a secured facility. Please note that there are now 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


MPD Meetings

The MPD is currently doing Zoom meetings during the months of July/August.

Please email or call Diane to make an appointment at (509) 574-2158 or

Meetings can be scheduled the 4th Tuesday, each month. If you need a different day, please contact Diane.



Yakima County EMS & Trauma Care Council

1:30, in person at 2403 S. 18th Street, Classrooms, Union Gap or by Zoom

For more information


EMS Administrative Board

9:00 am, in person at 2403 S. 18th Street, Classrooms, Union Gap or by Zoom. Contact for meeting information

Emergency Medical Services in Yakima