San Juan Island EMS is a county agency providing emergency 9-1-1 advanced life support rescue and transport to the residents and visitors of the Town of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, and the outer islands of Brown, Henry, Pearl, Speiden, Johns, and Stuart.
Our agency operates 3 ground Mobile Intensive Care Units (MICU’s) and 3 paramedic first responder vehicles. Our full-time paramedics and EMTs, along with over 15 Volunteer EMTs are located throughout the island.
Mission, Vision & Values
San Juan Island EMS’s mission is to serve our community before, during, and after an emergency. We strive to exceed the expectations of our unique island community by upholding the values of trust, teamwork, safety, respect, and commitment.
You can see our one year plan here (2022).
Protocols & Technology
We are dedicated to providing the best pre-hospital patient care possible.
This includes utilizing the most relevant research and constant continuing education. We are always training to improve our patient care skills and techniques with education that is medically proven to be efficient, effective, and patient-centric.
Our advanced life support protocols are modeled after the most clinically relevant and best science proven pre-hospital care practices in the nation. They allow for an expansive ability for our paramedics to function off-line with expert physician oversight and online emergency physician experts in the most critical of cases. Some areas of note include:
- Bedside 12 lead EKG interpretation with state-of-the-art cardiac care
- Medication Assisted Intubation protocols
- Advanced STEMI care including TNKase clot busting medications
- Extensive pre-hospital medications and interventions
- Evidence based therapies and medications
- Mechanical ventilation and medication pump therapies