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 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


MPD Meetings

The MPD is currently doing Zoom meetings during the month April and May. Meetings can be for Tuesdays. Please email or call Diane to make an appointment at (509) 574-2158 or


Yakima County EMS & Trauma Care Council

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

For more information


EMS Administrative Board

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

For more information


EMS Week

May 15th – 21st

EMS: Rising to the Challenge


Office Closure Dates

Memorial Day, May 30th


New Dangerous Drug

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

Emergency Medical Services in Yakima