“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.

Please support the Paramedic Training Program to ensure that the students in Class 49 have the finest education and training possible. Your support will help save lives—thank you!

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Welcome Paramedic Training Class 49

Twenty-four students representing emergency services providers throughout our region have been accepted into the Medic One Paramedic Training Program. Their training began in September and will extend through July. During that time, they will undergo 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.

Bellevue Fire Department
Spencer Garry
Douglas Matthews
Devin Thomas
Mark Van Gerwen

Camano Island Fire and Rescue
Christopher Easter

East Jefferson Fire and Rescue
Adin Welander

King County Medic One
Melissa Brzusek
Tyler Davis
Blake Gillespie
Darren Lenz
Brent Lerseth

Redmond Fire Department
Thomas Edwards
Alaina Sawaya

Seattle Fire Department
Thomas Applegate
James Bowman
Timothy Douglas III
Christopher Gutierrez
Jordan Hoffman
Aaron Mainer
Tu “Deuce” Nguyen
Reuben Powell

Shoreline Fire Department
Cody Barwell
Nathan Etherington
Geoffrey Olson


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.