There are paramedic training programs all over Washington which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers. These training courses are regulated by the Washington State Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System, which is also in charge of all emergency medical technicians and paramedics. EMTs and Paramedics across the state are comprised of a number of paid and volunteer positions.
There are eight levels of emergency medical technician / paramedic in Washington: First Responder, EMT Basic, EMT IV, Airway Technician, IVAW Technician, ILS Technician, ILS/Airway Technician and Paramedic. This requires being at least eighteen years of age, a high school diploma or GED, and passage of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam (NREMT) along with having a CPR certification. Lastly, applicants must also pass an approved and licensed training course.
For more information, the Washington State Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System can be found at:
Washington State Department of Health
Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System
243 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
PO Box 47853
Olympia WA 98504-7853