IAFF Local 2595 is the exclusive bargaining unit which represents paramedics employed at King County Medic One (KCM1). KCM1 is overseen by
Local 2595 currently represents 78 members responsible for multiple disciplines within KCM1. Our local has four platoons. Each platoon has one paramedic supervisor (MSO), an acting paramedic supervisor (AMSO), and seventeen paramedics who staff 9 full-time medic units (24/7) strategically stationed throughout south
All members are required to be trained and certified thru the
Local 2595 paramedics respond to over 16,600 ALS alarms each year. Our local has taken a proactive approach to reducing unnecessary alarms by working with management to tighten dispatch protocols. This collaborative effort has resulted in a reduction of unnecessary alarms, which would otherwise have grown exponentially year over year.. Ultimately, this effort has reduced overall operating costs to the taxpaying public we serve and has reduced the frequency of exposure to hazards encountered during emergency responses.
Local 2595 is an active member of the Washington State Council of Firefighters (WSCFF).
Local 2595 members have participated in multiple studies which have led to improvements in pre-hospital care throughout the world. A link has been provided to the KCM1 website which discusses these activities.
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