Kitsap EMS and Trauma Care Council

Kitsap County Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Council (KCEMS&TCC) is comprised of emergency service provider agencies dedicated to the health and safety of the residents of Kitsap  County.

It is the mission of the Kitsap County Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Council to drive excellence in pre-hospital emergency medical care throughout Kitsap County and Washington State.

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It is the mission of the Kitsap County Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Council to drive excellence in pre-hospital emergency medical care throughout Kitsap County and Washington State.

Our vision is to be the premiere EMS delivery system in Washington State. We accomplish this through training, education and quality improvement. Our system is monitored from the initial 911 call through the patient’s release from care.

Is to provide the best pre-hospital care for the citizens of Kitsap County

We offer a variety of EMS training. From initial EMT training to continuing education for our current EMS providers.

CPR classes are held by our individual agencies, please look on their website for further information.

Please look at our individual pages for the training you are seeking.

We do not retain transport records of any Kitsap County patient. If you are interested in transport records, please contact the transporting agency.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Over the age of 12? You are eligible for the COVID vaccination.

How to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Steps to Sign Up for a Vaccine Appointment

The COVID-19 vaccine is available to all people 12 years and older.

  • Use our Vaccine Locator to find a vaccine near you.
  • Schedule your appointment and follow any clinic instructions.
  •  Kitsap Public Health District is partnering with the Kitsap County Emergency Operation Center and CHI Franciscan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the Kitsap County community in Washington State.

    For more information regarding vaccination site around Kitsap County: https://kphd.timetap.com/#/
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Need help?
  • Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available.

Vaccine Locations

September 16,2021

Inslee amends Washington Ready proclamation

September 13, 2021

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Gov. Jay Inslee today amended the Washington Ready emergency order (Proclamation 20-25) to require facial coverings for large outdoor events with 500 or more individuals, regardless of vaccination status. The update was initially announced at a press conference last week, and is effective immediately.

The update also aligns the proclamation with the Washington State Secretary of Health Facial Coverings Order 20-03.5.

August 19, 2021

Statewide updated mask order goes into effect Monday, Aug. 23

OLYMPIA -- Today, Washington State Secretary of Health Umair A. Shah, M.D., MPH, amended Order 20-03 requiring face masks for everyone over five years of age in most public indoor settings regardless of vaccination status. These include places like grocery stores, malls, gyms, and community centers. Masks are strongly recommended in crowded outdoor settings like sporting events, fairs, and concerts where physical distancing is not possible. The updated order goes into effect on Monday, Aug. 23.

The order reflects the recommendations of all 35 local health officers in the state of Washington and recent changes to CDC guidance that all people, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks in indoor public settings, in areas of substantial or high transmission. With the rise of the more infectious Delta variant, every county in Washington is currently categorized as having substantial or high transmission.

Reinstating mask requirements is necessary in addition to increasing vaccinations, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Washington. The health care system is under immense strain, due in part to increased COVID-19 transmission, mostly among unvaccinated people. Between Feb. 1 and Aug. 3, 94.5% of COVID-19 cases who were hospitalized were not fully vaccinated.

“While vaccines are the pathway out of this pandemic, wearing a mask is necessary to stem the current increase in COVID-19 cases, driven by the Delta variant,” said Shah. “I appreciate the efforts of those who are already regularly wearing face coverings in public and urge others to join us in taking this critical step to control the virus. Each of us has a part to play to stop the spread of this disease in our communities.”

There are some exceptions to the indoor mask requirement, including:

  • Children under age five years of age. However, children age two to four years old can wear a mask under close adult supervision.
  • People with a medical or mental health condition or disability that prevents them from wearing a mask
  • Fully vaccinated workers who are working alone or in an area not accessible to the public
  • Athletes who play indoor sports and who are actively engaged in competition or practice (masks are still required on sidelines and in team meetings)
  • Small indoor private gatherings when everyone is vaccinated
  • Children under two years of age should not wear a face covering due to the risk of suffocation

It is important to use and handle masks properly. A mask should fit snugly around both your mouth and nose, and it should not have holes or tears in the fabric. Cloth face coverings should be washed frequently, ideally after each use, and certainly daily. If you are not able to wash it after each use, wash your hands or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer immediately after putting it back on and avoid touching your face.

You can find more information about mask requirements on our website.

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Registration and Scheduling

September 16, 2021

Kitsap Public Health District is partnering with the Kitsap County Emergency Operation Center and Virginia Mason Franciscan to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to the Kitsap County community in Washington State. 

We are NOT administering booster doses to the general public at this time.

We are administering 3rd doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines ONLY to individuals who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.

This includes people who have:

  • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

 KPHD will only be giving 3rd doses of the SAME vaccine as previously administered, and it must be at least 28 days since the 2nd dose.

Only register for a clinic offering the vaccine you require.  Click here for a calendar of our clinics.

***Individuals who received the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine are not approved for additional doses.***

PFIZER IS THE ONLY VACCINE THAT CAN BE GIVEN TO 12-17 YEAR OLDS

Minors Ages 12-15 must be accompanied to the vaccine clinic by an adult (18+) AND bring a copy of our Vaccine Consent Form signed by a parent/guardian OR be accompanied to the vaccine clinic by a parent/guardian who can sign our Vaccine Consent Form onsite

Minors Ages 16-17 must bring in a copy of our Vaccine Consent Form signed by a parent/guardian OR be accompanied to the vaccine clinic by a parent/guardian who can sign our Vaccine Consent Form onsite

REQUIRED FOR ENTRY INTO THE VACCINATION CLINIC:

Current Vaccine Fact Sheets:

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are now widely available in our county. Everyone 12 or older is eligible.

Vaccination support services

Help by phone:

Washington state hotlines:

  • For general questions: 1-800-525-0127, and press #
  • For help getting a vaccine appointment call 833-VAX-HELP or text your zip code to GETVAX (438829) or VACUNA (822862). Language assistance is available.For local help getting a vaccine appointment:
  • Kitsap Public Health District, 360-728-2219 (360-728-2218 for Spanish)Help for visually impaired:
  • Department of Services for the Blind: 360-947-3330Help with transportation to clinics:
  • Call Kitsap Transit, 360-479-7272, 800-422-2877
  • Call Paratransit Services, 800-846-5438Help with language support at clinics:
  • Free language support, including ASL, is available at Kitsap Public Health District Clinics via Telelanguage. Screening forms in Spanish are available. Communications cards at registration check-in desks to help identify language needs.ID information to bring to vaccination sites:
  • A picture ID with your date of birth, if available.
  • Parent or guardian or signed parent consent for minors ages 16-17 (Pfizer vaccine only).Help for 16-17 year-olds:
  • Minors ages 16 and 17 (Pfizer vaccine only) must be accompanied by an adult or bring a signed consent form with them to the clinic: KPHD-MinorVaccineConsentForm.pdf (kitsappublichealth.org).Help accessing your vaccination record:
  • MyIR is a free and secure immunization records system.

Call 1-800-525-0127, then press # for all of Kitsap Counties vaccine locations

News & Information

September 7, 2021

Due to COVID restrictions, some of our local fire department agencies are currently putting most CPR classes on hold.

If you are in need of a CPR class, please look at our CPR class page or:

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