Emergency Medical Services

Emergency medical services (EMS), sometimes known as ambulance services or paramedic services, are a type of emergency service dedicated to providing out-of-hospital acute medical care, transport to definitive care, and other medical transportation to patients with illnesses and injuries which prevent the patient from transporting themselves.

The goal of the Poulsbo Fire Department’s EMS program is to provide high-quality medical treatment to those in need of urgent medical care, to treat the presenting conditions satisfactorily, and, when necessary, to provide what stabilizing treatment is possible while transporting the patient to the hospital Emergency Department or other definitive care sites.

The Poulsbo Fire Department provides EMS services and transport to the entire community at basic and advanced life support levels. Our EMTs and Paramedics are highly trained medical professionals, providing some of the very best out-of-hospital care available in the country.

The Poulsbo Fire Department’s providers work under the direction of Dr. Joe Hoffman, the Kitsap County Medical Program Director.