Public Education & Involvement
Whidbey General EMS is committed to reducing preventable injuries and accidents in our community through education.
Robert May, EMS Public Education Coordinator, will help develop a program for your organization that raises awareness and provides practical ways to lower safety risks. Call 360-678-7620 for more information, or make an appointment to visit our office in person.
Whidbey General EMS hosts or participates in public education and special events such as:
- Substance abuse education in schools
- Camp 911, a three-day summer camp for children, teaching basics of emergency care and accident prevention
- Elderly fall prevention
- Bowl for Kids Sake (sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters)
- American Cancer Society Relay for Life
- “Stranger Danger” presentations
- Career Day at local schools
- Friends and Family or Compression-Only CPR classes throughout the community
- Disaster drills in various fire districts and at Whidbey General
- Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC)
Youngsters watch a Whidbey General EMS paramedic demonstrate equipment that monitors a patient’s heart.
Always Close By
In 2011, Whidbey General EMS attended nearly 200 public events such as the Whidbey Island Marathon, the Island County Fair, the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival, horse shows and high school football games.
EMS members also volunteer countless hours of personal time to our community. Whether coaching soccer or baseball, teaching a First Responder or EMT class, or being a volunteer firefighter, EMS employees see public service as not just a job, but as a way of life.
Look for the familiar blue and white Whidbey General EMS ambulance at many public events. Crewmembers may be treating minor injuries, taking blood pressure, or offering safety advice.