In 1969, Dr. Leonard Cobb and Seattle Fire Chief Gordon Vickery initiated a program to test two questions. Is it possible to save the lives of critically ill patients outside of a hospital? And, can we train non-physicians to provide advanced care under the remote direction of a physician? Within two years, they showed that the answer to both questions was “yes,” and Medic One became a permanent community service.

For more than four decades, the Medic One Foundation has provided the primary support for the research and paramedic training behind our Medic One emergency medical response system. In that time, Medic One’s reputation for innovation and excellence in pre-hospital emergency care has grown worldwide, and thousands of survivors in the Puget Sound area have become living proof of a remarkable, focused vision.

Medic One is an International Model

The Medic One Guest Book includes the names of people from all over the globe. Representatives from the following states, provinces, and nations have visited Medic One to learn what makes the program so successful.

North American Visitors:

  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Washington D.C.
  • Wisconsin
  • British Columbia
  • Ontario
  • Quebec
  • Saskatchewan

International Visitors:

  • Armenia
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Denmark
  • England
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Scotland
  • South Africa
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • Venezuela
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wales