Thurston County's Medic One / Emergency Medical Services (EMS) System was established in 1974. It was the first public, county-wide, tiered response, EMS system in the United States.
The approach is to involve all jurisdictional entities as participants in the system rather than a sole provider approach.
The Medic One office staff is responsible for developing and implementing system policies and procedures, recommended by the EMS Council and authorized by the Board of County Commissioners.
The full-time Medic One staff is composed of:
The part-time Medic One staff includes:
The 2019 Medic One/EMS System is funded by:
The funding is used across the System with emphasis on full-time paid paramedic response and transport coverage.
The current Medic One/EMS program budget is dispersed as follows: