“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 sole 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 our region’s paramedics have the finest education and training possible.


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Welcome Paramedic Training Class 45

Twenty-two students representing emergency services providers throughout our region have been accepted into the Medic One Paramedic Training Program. Their training began in October and will extend through July. During that time, they will undergo 2,500 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
Jeffrey Milsten
Bellevue Fire Department
Keegan Tachell
Mark Vanderbeek

Everett Fire Department
Taylor Cannon
Mark Farrar
Jakob Lundy

King County EMS
Teri Hagstrom
Rachel Manis

Lake Stevens Fire
Nadia Kukhotskaya

Marysville Fire Department
Ryan Hardwick

Redmond Fire Department
Michelle Davis
Jordi Viladas

San Juan Fire County District No. 4, Lopez Island
Michelle McDarmont

Seattle Fire Department
Lauren Heitmann
Rachel Johnson
Matthew Mullins
Justin Peterson
James Richards

Shoreline Fire Department
Bjorn Hodneland
Scott Johnson

South Snohomish County RFA
Alexandru Tonu

Foundation Funding Trains Medic One Paramedics Throughout Our Region

Island County
Camano Island Fire & Rescue

Jefferson County
East Jefferson Fire RescueP
ort 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 www.uwpmt.org.