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.


Hands Only CPR

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Yakima county EMS
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Events & News

All OTEP Workshops are canceled through April 30th.

As changes occur, this will be updated.


Yakima County Protocols - NEW

The new protocols cannot be utilized until a protocol exam is passed. More information on the exam will be available shortly.

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


MPD Day - Tentative

Kevin Hodges, MD, FACEP

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


Diane working from home

Due to risk factors Diane is working from home and will respond to emails as soon as possible.


Triple C Abuse

Read more about this latest trend in OTC med abuse.

Emergency Medical Services in Yakima