San Juan EMS to add Fifth Paramedic by sending Longtime EMT to Training

Posted July 22, 2021 at 7:59 am by

From San Juan Island EMS 

Mar­garet Lon­g­ley. San Juan EMS, Contributed.

Long­time San Juan EMT Mar­garet Lon­g­ley will attend para­medic school at the Seat­tle area Medic One Foun­da­tion pro­gram. This is one of the best-respect­ed para­medic pro­grams in the nation.

The Medic One Foun­da­tion will pay for the train­ing, and the San Juan Island EMS will pay a stipend to help sup­port her.

Mar­garet, born and raised on San Juan Island, has a strong back­ground in health care and will begin her train­ing in late August.

Fund­ing for this comes from funds pre­vi­ous­ly ded­i­cat­ed to the pay­ments on the EMS Build­ing. Built near­ly a decade ago, the Hos­pi­tal Dis­trict, which is respon­si­ble for San Juan Island EMS, was able to pay the build­ing off in May.

While San Juan Island EMS has both staff and vol­un­teer EMTs, it cur­rent­ly has only four para­medics and is the only Advanced Life Sup­port provider on San Juan Island.

A para­medic is an advanced cer­ti­fi­ca­tion beyond that of an EMT that allows the para­medic to pro­vide an array of cru­cial med­ica­tions, intu­bate patients, and per­form oth­er Advanced Life Sup­port functions.

We are very for­tu­nate to be adding a fifth para­medic and wish Mar­garet suc­cess and a quick return!

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