“The Foundation guarantees that every individual is trained to the highest level possible. It allows us to ask more of our paramedics than any other program.”
Michael K. Copass, MD



Among the Most Highly Skilled Paramedics in the World

Charitable gifts are the primary source of support for the world-renown Michael K. Copass Paramedic Training Program. Your support ensures that our region’s paramedics—among the most highly trained in the world—receive an exceptional education that far exceeds national standards.

This September, twenty-four students in Paramedic Training Class 49 will begin training to become Medic One paramedics. Please support the Paramedic Training Program to ensure that they have the finest education and training possible.

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Congratulations Paramedic Training Class 48

Nineteen students representing emergency services providers throughout our region graduated from the Medic One Paramedic Training Program. Their training began in October and extended through July. During that time, they underwent 2,100 hours of rigorous training, including classroom instruction, clinical rotations at Seattle Children’s, UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center, as well as extensive field training supervised by experienced senior paramedics.

Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Peter Gibson

Bellevue Fire Department
Michael Phillips

Everett Fire Department
Rebecca Benoit
Jesse Stacy

King County Medic One
Raegan Dean-Baker
Alexander Genschaw
Logan Piccolo
Bryson Williams

Redmond Fire Department
John-Carlos Aaron

San Juan Island EMS
Margaret Longley

Seattle Fire Department
Brett Cameron
Alex Collins-Gauweiler
Zachary Cordova
Michael Duncan
Timothy Ryan

Shoreline Fire Department
Mitchell Larson

Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue
Jessica Hanna

South Snohomish County Fire & Rescue
Christina Winter

Tulalip Bay Fire Department
Collin Chavez



Foundation Funding Trains Medic One Paramedics Throughout Our Region

Island County
Camano Island Fire & Rescue

Jefferson County
East Jefferson Fire Rescue
Port Ludlow Fire & Rescue

King County
Bellevue Fire Department
King County EMS
Mercer Island Fire Department
Redmond Fire Department
Seattle Fire Department
Shoreline Fire Department
Vashon Island Fire & Rescue

Kitsap County
Bainbridge Island Fire Department
Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue
Kitsap Fire District 1

San Juan County
San Juan County Fire District 4 (Lopez Island)
San Juan EMS
Orcas Island Fire & Rescue

Snohomish County
Arlington Fire Department
Edmonds Fire Department
Everett Fire Department
Lake Stevens Fire
Lynnwood Fire Department
Marysville Fire Department
Snohomish County Fire District 1
Snohomish County Fire District 7

Whatcom County
Whatcom County Fire District 7


Learn More About the Paramedic Training Program

For more information on the Medic One Paramedic Training Program, please visit their website at uwpmt.org.