Speakers, Standby, Training

In addition to our emergency services we provide a wide range of non-emergency services including educational classes, skills training like CPR, First Aid, AED and SAIL fall prevention as well as informational speaking engagements and stand by at events.

For the safety of our community and our team, we have cancelled classes and events, while we focus our attention on battling the Coronavirus pandemic.

We continue to do inter-facility transports as needed.

Check back for updates as the State of Washington eases restrictions.

What ‘non-emergency’ services do we offer?

What ‘non-emergency’ services do we offer?

WhidbeyHealth EMS provides many “non-emergency” but still very essential services to our community. As a “data-driven” public safety organization we use information gleaned from our 911 responses, Island County Public Health, and input from our community to determine where our finite resources should be placed.

Senior Falls Prevention Exercise Programs, Child Passenger Safety Education, Hands-Only CPR/AED Training, Child and Babysitting Safety Education, and “ACT” (Antidote/CPR/Tourniquet training) are examples of our prevention outreach.Additionally we collaborate with like-minded public and private organizations to craft more specific injury and illness prevention programs.


We are proud of the dozens of “Public Access Defibrillation Programs” and/or gifted AED’s we have provided communities up and down Whidbey Island in an effort to drive down unnecessary sudden cardiac arrest deaths.

We partner with preschools to provide their at-risk students and families with sport’s helmets to decrease traumatic brain injury. WhidbeyHealth EMS created a monthly local “Car Seat Safety Checks” and now financially supports providing car seats to those that otherwise couldn’t afford to have our precious infants and children travel safely.

There are many times when the community would benefit from having a WhidbeyHealth EMS ambulance “pre-staged” at an event in order to not just treat patients more quickly but also to ensure that the event is as safe as it possible can be.

In addition to 911 ambulance transport we provide non-emergency ambulance transport to those that need transport between healthcare facilities or those that need an ambulance to get to their residences safely.


ACT - First Aid Classes

ACT To Save a Life is a one hour first aid class that focuses on three skills you can use to save a life in the first few minutes of an emergency:

  • Antidote for suspected opiate overdoses.
  • CPR and AED training for cardiac arrest.
  • Tourniquet for severe bleeding control.
  • Classes are held at WHMC HEC “Third Thursday” of every month starting promptly at 6pm based on the number of participants.
  • Contact Robert May to register.
CABS –American Safety and Health’s “Child and Babysitting Safety”

CABS – American Safety and Health’s “Child and Babysitting Safety”

  • No one should get paid to “baby sit,” it’s dangerous and there’s no one should get paid to do it.
  • In this four hour, free, fast-paced, interactive session we train “Activity’s Coordinator’s/Injury Prevention Specialists” because that’s what we believe the real job is!
  • This training has been found to be very useful for Grandparents, Expectant Parents, New Parents, latch-key kids, and budding entrepreneurs looking for that very important, “first job!”
  • Contact Robert May to register.
SAIL –“Staying Active and Independent for Life”

SAIL: Staying Active and Independent for Life

SAIL is primarily focused on reducing unnecessary injury to Whidbey Islanders. Offered through the virtual ZOOM platform, SAIL classes are easy to attend - whether you have transportation challenges, want to limit possible exposure during the pandemic, or participate while traveling, joining SAIL provides excellent exercise and community.

  • The CDC has described “Senior Falls” as the #1 most preventable cause of injury, disability, and even death to those 65+.
  • Participate in our eight week, revolving, Senior falls prevention program at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center that focuses on identifying falls prevention strategies, strength, balance, and also aerobic exercises.
Tai Ji Quan

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

WhidbeyHealth has partnered with Island County Public Health to host Tai Ji Quan courses for those looking to increase their mobility, balance, and flexibility, while reducing the risk of falls.

Falls among people aged 65 and older are a significant public health challenge. A number of studies demonstrate that practicing Tai Ji Quan can reduce falls and associated injuries among older adults.

Tai Ji Quan is considered to be a part of traditional Chinese Wudhu (a martial art) and is made of various styles that have evolved over time. The practice has been expanded for more contemporary applications focusing on promoting physical and mental health, preventing chronic diseases, and enhancing general well-being.

Classes are held Mondays from 10:00AM - 11:00AM in the WhidbeyHealth Health Education Center room 'C.' Please note: class for the week of August 14, 2023 will be held on Tuesday, August 15th. 

To register, please call: 360.678.7935

Whidbey Island Public Access Defibrillation Program

Whidbey Island Public Access Defibrillation Program

  • Sudden cardiac arrest has been described as the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
  • Recognizing that a person’s heart has stopped, requesting 911, providing “hard/fast” chest compressions, retrieving an automated external defibrillator (AED, defib) are absolutely essential steps to save their life.
  • If defibrillated within the first minute of collapse, the victim's chances for survival are close to 90 percent. For every minute that defibrillation is delayed, survival decreases by 7 percent to 10 percent. If it is delayed by more than 10 minutes, the chance of survival in adults is less than 5 percent.
  • WhidbeyHealth EMS and Foundation have partnered with like-minded companies, organizations, civic groups, churches, municipalities, and cities to acquire grants for life-saving AED’s but also to ensure for the legal, safe, and most effective placement of this life-saving equipment.
Giving Back

Giving Back

Our community has graciously gifted WhidbeyHealth EMS nearly a hundred thousand dollars in donated funds, in addition to the money they have thankfully provided us through the EMS Levy. Donated funds are “given back” through the granting of AED’s, sport’s helmets, car seats, and funding for Senior Falls Prevention Exercise Program Coordinators up and down Whidbey Island in addition to the equipment that make these very important safety programs function.



These events may be: Festivals, marathons, triathlons, ocean swims, parades, hydroplane races, large-scale community-wide events like Oak Harbor’s famous PigFest!

WhidbeyHealth EMS partners with community event organizers and other allied emergency services groups together, in order to proactively ensure that event organizers, participants, and also visitors have the safest experience possible.

You can also call our business office:360-914-3193

For a complete list of upcoming events where WhidbeyHealth EMS will participate, check out our Event’s Calendar.


How do I request a WhidbeyHealth EMS Speaker

How do I request a WhidbeyHealth EMS Speaker or an Ambulance to participate in my event?

It’s never been easier to request a WhidbeyHealth EMS Speaker or an Ambulance for your event! You can do this in one of three ways: Contact us at 360-914-3193, visit our WhidbeyHealth EMS Administrative offices at 203 North Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239, or use the form below to request someone contact you to explore potential ways we might support your organization.



If you or your organization is interest in obtaining training, resources, information or other non-emergency services, please complete the form below and we’ll contact you to discuss details.

You can also call our business office: 360-914-3193