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

EMS Office Closed

The Yakima County Resource building remains closed to the public.

The Yakima County Resource building remains closed to the public.

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


Welcome to our new EMS Operations Manager/Training Coordinator

Please welcome Brian Ireton to our team. Brian comes to us, with an extensive background as a volunteer firefighter from the East Valley Fire Department and as a paramedic/supervisor from Advanced Life Systems.

We are very excited to have Brian onboard.

If you need to contact Brian with training questions or concerns, you may call him at (509) 574-2156 office, (509) 731-9267 or email.


Diane Unavailable

August 10-21st
- Diane will be gone and unavailable.During her absence please contact Brian Ireton at (509) 574-2156, or Tony Miller at (509) 574-2155.


Next Yakima County MPD Days

August 25, 2020
September 22, 2020
October 27, 2020

Kevin Hodges, MD, FACEP

The MPD is currently doing Zoom meetings. Please email Diane Koch or call to make an appointment at (509) 574-2158.

Emergency Medical Services in Yakima