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By Guest Editorial Bruce Brending
Cheif of EMS, Klickitat County 

EM Corner: what's it like to be an EMT?


March 11, 2020

Did you ever see an ambulance parked somewhere and wonder what it is like to work as an EMT or Paramedic in Klickitat County?

Klickitat County EMS District 1 employs 18 full time EMTs and Paramedics who provide Advanced Life Support care and transport in all of Klickitat County except Alderdale and Bickleton. They respond to calls for service from three different stations. There is a station in Goldendale, Dallesport, and White Salmon.

Each of these stations are staffed with a Paramedic and EMT 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

What type of calls do they typically respond to and what type of patient care do they provide? As emergency medical responders will tell you,...

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