Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Did you know that over 85% of our more than 22,000 dispatches each year are medical in nature? Emergency Medical Services (EMS) are at the heart of what we do as a fire department.
All Everett Firefighters are certified to provide one of two different levels of medical care:
- Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) – provide Basic Life Support (BLS) care, and are trained to perform life-sustaining procedures including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), controlling bleeding, treating shock, stabilizing injuries and wounds, and other first aid skills. EMTs are found on our 6 fire engines and 2 ladder trucks, as well as 2 aid units that are also equipped to transport patients to the hospital.
- Paramedics – provide Advanced Life Support (ALS) care. They have a solid foundation in BLS skills and are also trained to perform more advanced life sustaining procedures including airway management, drug administration, stroke and cardiac care, ECG rhythm interpretation, Intravenous (IV) and Intraosseous (IO) access, and other advanced medical skills and procedures. There are 3 medic units carrying 2 Paramedics each in Everett to care for and transport our most critical patients.
Everett participates in the national CARES (Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival) program to measure outcomes on CPR/cardiac arrest calls each year. Our emphasis on High Performance CPR allows us to regularly outperform national save rates.
For more detailed information, view Everett's full CARES report.
Currently, Everett Fire does not offer classes for individuals looking to obtain CPR certification, although the American Red Cross does so on an ongoing basis. If you have a group of more than 5, we can assist you in trying to find an instructor - contact our office at 425-257-8100.
Blood Pressure Checks
Community members are welcome to stop by any Everett Fire station for free blood pressure checks. Please be aware that crews are often out responding to calls and may not be available at a given time.
Medical Records and Billing
Medical records can only be released with written authorization from the patient or guardian. To protect your privacy, present photo identification in person at our headquarters to obtain your report.
If you have a question about a medical bill for emergency transport please visit our patient billing portal or contact our billing company, Systems Design West at 360-394-7010.
If you have any further questions, please contact the EMS Office at 425-257-8137.