EMS System

The Washington County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system is made up of many partners. We all work together to provide the best care when you call 911.

Washington County EMS Alliance 

The EMS Alliance is made up of people from each fire agency, the County, and a growing number of  EMS partners.  Stakeholders and the public are also invited to each meeting.  Information about the Alliance, members and past meetings can be found on the EMS Alliance page.

Washington County EMS Strategic Plan 2021-2024 – Coming Soon

Washington County EMS Office and EMS stakeholders are currently developing an updated strategic plan for our EMS system. The Washington County EMS Strategic Plan will identify projects that will be worked on over a 24-36 month period.

The Washington County EMS Office:

  • Oversees the operations of ambulance and wheelchair car services in Washington County.  
  • Provides regulatory oversight and support projects that will improve the County EMS System.
  • Tracks and share information about drug overdoses with partners in addiction services and local and federal LE agencies. 
  • Provide support during emergencies. This includes providing emergency information to EMS and information about EMS and hospitals to inform the response.

The Washington County EMS Medical Directors provide medical direction and oversight to the EMS personnel of the emergency ambulance provider. The Medical Directors from all EMS partner agencies work together to create a system of care for anyone who calls 911.

EMS Partner Agencies
Response to Washington County's emergency and non-emergency 9-1-1 calls involve highly trained individuals from the following agencies:

Washington County has four hospitals that have emergency departments:
• Legacy Meridian Park Hospital
• Kaiser Westside Medical Center
• Providence St. Vincent Hospital
• Hillsboro Medical Center    

Two Level 1 trauma centers that patients are in Multnomah County:
• Legacy Emanuel Hospital
• Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU)