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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  • Call the hotline at 1-833-VAX-HELP (833-829-4357), then press #. Language assistance is available.

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January 7, 2022

Inslee announces additional resources for Omicron variant

As Washington state is experiencing a dramatic rise in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, Gov. Jay Inslee announced steps today to contain the spread. Inslee did not announce any rollbacks, restrictions or closures.

“We are seeing more COVID cases now than at any point during the entire pandemic and our hospitalizations are near the peak of Delta. Omicron is more contagious, and more people will likely get sick,” Inslee said. “We are providing additional tools and resources to help protect Washingtonians.”

The governor’s announcement had three main components:

Expanded Testing

The administration has been working tirelessly to acquire at-home tests to help individuals have better access. The Department of Health has orders out for 5.5 million more at-home tests.

The state has received 800 thousand at-home tests, with the rest coming in the next week or two.

To help with distribution, the state has partnered with CareEvolution and Amazon to expand our testing infrastructure and create a web portal so families can order tests directly to their home for no charge. More than 3.5 million of the tests the state has ordered goes toward this effort. The expectation is that the portal will open mid-January.

“Amazon is pleased to bring needed COVID tests to individuals and families across Washington state through this partnership with Governor Inslee’s office to leverage our warehousing, logistics, package tracking, and last-mile delivery network” said Gopal Pillai, Vice President of Amazon Distribution & Fulfillment Services.

To ensure equitable access, the state also plans to make these tests available in other ways. This will include sending 1 million to schools to help schools meet increased testing needs and 1 million to local health organizations in order reach priority populations in their communities, such as people in long term care facilities, homeless shelters, or through key community organizations who serve people at increased risk for COVID-19 or lack of access to the online portal.

Increasing vaccination availability

As the governor and Trudi Inslee mentioned in their holiday message a few weeks ago, WA State Department of Health is working to expand booster vaccine availability and access and create more high throughput locations. We increased the capacity of the Auburn FEMA mobile vaccination clinic in King County so they could accommodate thousands more appointments per day. That site has tripled its output — it did have the capacity to do 500 shots a day, now it is up to capacity for 1,500. In addition, we will be adding another high-throughput site in Northwest Washington the week of January 18. More details on that can be expected from DOH shortly.

Free Masks

More protective masks are one of the best and fastest tools to help us fight the spread in the very near term. For this reason, the state intends to release about 10 million masks of different varieties from our state supply for distribution into local communities, including K-12 schools, in the coming weeks. Local and state emergency management distribution channels will be used, as well as local health departments and our K-12 infrastructure to make these available quickly for those who wish to use them.

Intention to have schools remain open

The governor also talked about his strong desire to keep students in classroom learning.

“Students have lost too much already during this pandemic. Over the coming months, some classrooms may have to close. We will have to soldier through some frustrations, and I believe we will do that successfully,” Inslee said. “That is why we are focused heavily on making sure tests, masks, and vaccines are readily available for our school staff and students. I would also like to reiterate my gratitude for how educators have handled and are still managing the challenges created by the pandemic. You all have made it possible for students to successfully return safely and we want them to stay there.”

November 15, 2021

Registration and Scheduling

Who Is Eligible for a COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shot?

Boosters

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

Booster doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine are recommended for certain at-risk groups.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup recommend:

  • People 65 years and older should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
  • Residents in long-term care settings should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
  • People aged 50 to 64 with certain underlying medical conditions should receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series.
  • People 18 to 49 who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 due to certain underlying medical conditions may receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.
  • People aged 18-64 years who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting may receive a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine at least 6 months after their Pfizer primary series, based on their individual benefits and risks.

KPHD will ONLY administer PFIZER Booster Doses to individuals included in the above recommendation. 

(There is no recommendation on booster doses for Moderna at this time.)

KPHD is administering 3rd doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccine to individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised and have previously completed an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine series.

This third dose must be the SAME vaccine as the previously completed mRNA series, and it must be at least 28 days since the series was completed.   (These are NOT considered booster doses)

Individuals who are moderately or severely immunocompromised includes those 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

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:

NOTE: At this time, there are many unknowns regarding vaccine distribution and administration; schedules, protocols, and communication may need to be altered or cancelled at a moment's notice. Please bear with us while we navigate these challenges.

Update: December 29, 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:

Now accepting applications for our September 2022 class.

Apply now

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