EMS Levy Renewal
Emergency services are funded through a voter-approved EMS levy limited to $0.50 per $1,000 of assessed property value. The EMS levy must be renewed by voters every six years to continue service. Voters last renewed the EMS levy at $0.44 in 2018 and it’s set to expire at the end of 2024.
The Skagit County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Department is an oversight, quality assurance, and support agency that serves the residents and visitors of Skagit County by: monitoring the performance of contracted county EMS providers, facilitating a standardized countywide patient care reporting system, and providing a standardized EMS ongoing training and evaluation program. Other responsibilities include overseeing EMS credential initial issuance and recertification, and providing administrative support to the EMS Physician Medical Program Director.
To support a system of innovative, patient-centered, pre-hospital care through:
- Supervision of initial and ongoing EMS education and training for Skagit County EMS personnel
- Support of public access to health, safety, and injury prevention training programs
- Development and implementation of patient care protocols and standard operating guidelines
- Data collection and analytics, system-wide focused initiatives and quality assurance measures
Collaboration and participation in local, regional, and state stakeholder groups
Assuring a comprehensive, reliable, and sustainable EMS system based on continuous quality improvement, clinically exceptional and culturally competent care for our community.
We want your feedback
Skagit County EMS values public opinion and encourages citizens and visitors of Skagit County to offer recommendations on ways in which we can improve our service delivery and performance of our personnel. Members of the public can provide feedback by submitting a formal commendation and/or complaint to Skagit County EMS
2911 East College Way, Suite C
Director: Josh Pelonio
Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Skagit County Medical Program Director, Matthew Russell MD
Training Specialist: Jill Hoogerhyde
Data Specialist: Wayne Scoles
Administrative Coordinator: Freya Peebles