Published Monday, January 2, 2023
IN-PERSON OPEN HOUSE
King County Medic One is hosting an in-person open house on Saturday, January 7, 2023, with two sessions, one at 1300 hours and the second at 1600 hours.
They are looking to hire three-to-six Paramedic interns for their Spring Training Class in 2023.
If you are unable to attend these two sessions, they will be hosting a third opportunity for you to join and ask questions, which will be held in a virtual session on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at 1100 hours PT.
They encourage you to attend even if you do not meet the three-year EMS experience minimum yet.
- Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/KCMedic1
- Website – http://www.kingcounty.gov/medicone/jobs
- Email – KCM1Hiring@kingcounty.gov
KING COUNTY MEDIC ONE MEDICS WORK CLOSELY WITH FIRE AGENCIES
Medics work hand-in-hand with Fire Agencies at any scene which requires ALS (Advanced Life Support).
On the morning of December 12, 2022, a multiple-vehicle accident occurred between a U-Haul truck and another vehicle.
Firefighters from South King Fire and Rescue, Puget Sound Fire, and Medics with the King County Medic One responded.
The driver of the U-Haul was entrapped and after being extricated by firefighters, the patient was transported by Medics to a nearby hospital.
Photo Credit: DJ Sonsteng Photography
MEDICS GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE
In October of 2022, King County Medic One Medics (and Chief) helped at the Future Women in EMS and Fire workshop with South King Fire and Rescue hosting the event. They will be giving back to their community in the Spring of 2023.
MEDICS RESPOND TO COMPLEX TECHNICAL RESCUE RESPONSES
On September 7, 2022, King County Medic One Medics along with firefighters from Kent Firefighters IAFF 1747, South King Fire & Rescue, Tukwila Firefighters IAFF 2088, Bellevue Firefighters IAFF 1604, Renton Police Department, Zone 3 Fire Cadets / Rehab Units, City of Renton Streets/Public Works Department, PSE, Renton Regional Fire Authority Chaplains and the PIO were dispatched to a Trench Rescue.
This incident unfolded in the 1300 block of NE 38th in Renton, Washington, where a victim was killed during a trench collapse and turned into a recovery mission for all involved. For nearly 12 hours, firefighters worked tirelessly to extricate the person, while nearby neighbors opened their doors to their crews to seek shade and even offered food and drinks.
Though this incident was tragic, Medics and Firefighters are there to take care of one another and those who may need them in communities such as these types of incidents.
Photo Credit: Renton Firefighters IAFF 864 PIO
SENIOR PARAMEDIC WITH KING COUNTY MEDIC ONE SHARES HIS LOVE OF THE JOB
Tony, a KC Medic1 Senior Paramedic shares his love for the job during an interview on HILT Video Libray in August 2022. Learn more about his path to becoming a Medic with this great King County Medic One agency.
YouTube video –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEukMDlLE-o&list=PLOkZ2xY6EoDQBBPFhFXig9F430JAeHfVX
ORIENTATION IN THE BEAUTIFUL PACIFIC NORTHWEST
As part of their orientation training, new King County Medic One Medics travel around the County to “be in the know” of their service area.
These great new Medics (R) were lucky enough to spend part of their lives on a warm summer August morning visiting Medic 9 and the Vashon Island Fire and Rescue.
The agency considers this to be one of the most remote service areas in their County.
What a great experience to be shared by them and those lives they impact every day.
Photo Credit: King County Medic One
MEDICS SUPPORT CAMP BLAZE
In August of 2022, a few of King County Medic One’s female Medics were in attendance at the Washington State Fire Training Academy located in North Bend for the annual Camp Blaze fire camp.This is a non-profit organization that offers young women ages 15-18, an unforgettable experience with a hands-on intro to Fire and EMS careers, while also fostering relationships with current female firefighters and medics.
This event was hosted by the Seattle Fire Department.
Photo Credit: Fire Dog Photos
MEDICS STANDBY FOR STRANDED INNER TUBERS ON THE RIVER
Medics go wherever they are called and this incident shows what they do day in and night out in all types of environments.
On the evening of July 24, 2022, five inner tubers were stranded underneath the Kummer Bridge in Enumclaw, when they were unable to make it to their planned destination while floating down the Green River. Firefighters from Enumclaw Fire, Puget Sound Fire, South King Fire & Rescue, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and King County Medic One Medics.
Photo Credit: DJ Sonsteng Photography
MEDICS TRAIN WITH SOUTH KING COUNTY FIRE TRAINING CONSORTIUM
In July of 2022, the South King County Fire Training Consortium partnered with Life Flight, Airlift NW, and the King County medic One Medics to provide two days of landing zone (LZ) training.
This training provided 49 King County first responders training on helicopter procedures for landing in an urban environment. Not only does this required skilled flight crews, but it also requires trained personnel on the ground to establish a safe landing and launching zone with knowledge of helicopter emergency procedures.
The South King County Fire Training Consortium is the training division for 10 fire agencies located in King County (south of Seattle).
The Consortium, according to its website states this government agency combines resources and training officers from member agencies in a single training office to provide regionally consistent training to area firefighters.
They share a single consistent training curriculum, departments accomplish more annual training, reduce costs and eliminate duplication of training development efforts.
Mutual aid operations are enhanced and streamlined when responders from different departments are trained by a single training program.
Their mission statement is simple: “Unified Training for Regional Excellence.”
Website –> https://www.skcftc.com/about.html
Photo Credit: South King County Fire Training Consortium
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