East County EMT Class

Jan 7th-March 21st

 Winter 2020 East County EMT Class 

Jan 7th-March 21st

Class will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 pm-10:00 pm and every other Saturday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. (First Saturday will be January 11th)

Location: Station 82

Application deadline: December 10th, 2019

Infectious Disease class will be on Jan 2nd, Station 82, 1800-2200

CPR Class will be on Jan 3rd, Station 82, 1800-2200


Application Deadline is December 10th, 2019

Download the application here:

Winter 2020 East County EMT Application (pdf)


BLS Evaluator (ESE) workshop


BLS Evaluator (ESE) workshop -December 7

Due to high demand, Whatcom County EMS/TCC is offering another BLS Evaluator (ESE) workshop in December. This class is for initial certification and recertification as an ESE. Reminder: Evaluators with current certification need to attend a workshop during their primary credential renewal cycle in order to maintain their ESE status.

· Saturday, December 7th, 0900-1700

· Location:  South Whatcom Fire Authority station 21, Geneva, 4518 Cable Street.  

· Cost: $55 per person, 8 person minimum, 12 person maximum

· All required paperwork (with signatures) will be completed and sent to DOH by the instructor

For initial certification, participants need to be an EMT or paramedic, and must have renewed their credential at least once. ESEs can instruct OTEPs, and can check off most provider skills for certification and recertification in the initial EMT class and for OTEP. With the changes coming to Whatcom County OTEP in 2020, departments may want to add ESEs for training.

For questions about the class, please contact Erica Littlewood at elittlewood@whatcomES.org

To register, send participant names to Andrea Doll at adoll@whatcomcountyems.com.

Travis Alert Act


Travis Alert Act

In 2017, the Washington State Legislature passed SHB 1258, known as the Travis Alert Act (RCW 43.70.490). The law required the Department of Health (DOH) to collaborate with Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), State Fire Marshal’s Office, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Washington State Council of Firefighters to review existing training programs both local and national, to design a state wide training program that will familiarize fire department and emergency medical service personnel with the techniques, procedures, and protocols for best handling situations in which persons with disabilities are present at the scene of an emergency. The training is mandatory for all EMS personnel.

Disability Awareness Education for EMS Curriculum

 Disability Awareness Education for EMS Presentation