Community Education

WhidbeyHealth EMS is committed to reducing preventable injuries and accidents in our community through education.

Call paramedic Robert May, EMS Public Education Coordinator, at 360-914-3175 regarding community programs that raise awareness and provide practical ways to lower safety risks.

WhidbeyHealth 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 WhidbeyHealth Medical Center
  • Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC)



Standing By

Each year, the WhidbeyHealth EMS team attends nearly 200 public events such as the Whidbey Island Marathon, the Whidbey Island Area 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.