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Sarah Bernstein, MEd, EMT, Sarah was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado but has called the state of Washington her home for over 13 years. An avid adventurer Sarah moved to San Juan Island in 2006 to work and has spent over nine years working as a kayak guide, wilderness first responder and […]
Arna Robins, BSN, RN, CFRN returned to the Pacific Northwest two years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada, where she was a pediatric/neonatal flight nurse operating in both the fixed-wing and the rotor-wing environment. During her time in the Southwest, she was also invited to instruct trauma care and altitude physiology at Nellis Air Force Base, […]
Trish Fenstermacher, MSN, ACNP, RN, PM, CFRN, CEN joins the Island Air Ambulance team as both Flight Nurse Practitioner as well as Critical Care Education Officer. She holds a Masters in Nursing with certification as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Trish has over 20 years as a paramedic, registered nurse and flight nurse in ground, […]
Jody Vogel, NREMT is one of our new EMTs. Details to follow.
Dave Stanford, NREMT is one of our new EMTs. Details to follow.
Michael Hartzell, NREMT is one of our new EMTs. Details to follow.
Robin DeLazerda, NREMT is one of our new EMTs. Details to follow.
Karen Chadwick, NREMT is one of our new EMTs. Details to follow.
Lindsey Banry, NREMT is one of our new EMTs. Details to follow.
Brandon Baney, NREMT is a new EMT. Details coming soon.
EMS is proud to welcome Clayton Banry as our newest Operations Assistant. Clayton graduated from Friday Harbor High School and has served the community in many ways including as Football Manager. Clayton works with us each week to complete operational projects and assist the staff with agency tasks. Welcome, Clayton!
Scott Dunaway, NREMT is our newest EMT having graduated frm the Remote Medical EMT/WEMT course this spring. Scott joins his father who is our Support Officer. He is a multi-talented individual and a great asset to San Juan Island EMS.
Noah joined San Juan Island EMS, in the winter of 2008, he joins his Brother Ben who is also an EMT. Noah was born and raised on San Juan Island and is a second generation EMT. Noah currently works as a Carpenter and is an outdoor enthusiast.
Doug Harmon, NREMT is one of our newer but more active EMTs. He has a long history of healthcare on the island before he became an EMT and now serves as a County Dispatcher for his full-time job.
Support Officer Dave Dunaway, MA is the Support Officer for San Juan EMS where he acts as an intervention specialist, offering practical, emotional, and relational support to emergency responders and those they serve. As life takes turns people aren’t expecting, he helps provide transitional relief as well as crisis support and recovery, working as a […]
Lieutenant Humberto Orozco, EMT is a private business owner here on the island and serves as co-lieutenant of Delta Team.
Karl has been a resident of Friday Harbor for 10 years and became an EMT in 2012. A transplant from the Midwest, Karl has been a Washingtonian for the last 25 years living on both the west and east sides of the state. Karl obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell College in Environmental Studies, […]
Deven Foss, NREMT comes to us with a background in firefighting and law enforcement. She joined San Juan Island EMS in 2012 and is an active member of the community.
John Calogero, MS, NREMT is an experienced EMT and Wilderness EMT and remote trek guide. John travels the world as a guide into remote villages. He is our lead SOLO Wilderness Medicine Instructor and responds regularly to ground 9-1-1 calls as well.
Lieutenant Steve Brumsickle, MS, NREMT, CNA is one of our newest EMTs and a longstanding science educator here on island. He works full-time in the Emergency Department of the local hospital and serves as co-lieutenant of Bravo Team.
Lieutenant Maddie Anderson, EMT, CNA is a skilled EMT. She works full-time at the local hospital and also serves as co-lieutenant of Foxtrot Team.
Director Larry Wall, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, NREMT, CMTE serves as the Director of Critical Care Transport. Before coming to San Juan, Larry worked in the Chicago, IL area as the Chief Flight Nurse and Base Manager for a regional air medical service.
John Gossom, BA, NREMT is a longtime resident of the island and a graduate of Friday Harbor High School.
Currently on leave: Joseph Conway, BA, RN, CEN was born in San Diego, CA and raised the better part of his life in Battle Ground, WA. After High School Joe enlisted in the US Coast Guard where he worked as a paramedic. Just out of boot camp he met his wife of 32 years and […]
Michael Sullivan, MD, FACEP is the San Juan County Medical Program Director, and the agency Medical Director for San Juan Island EMS / Island Air Ambulance. He is an accomplished emergency physician, lecturer, and mentor with roots in ground and air medicine. Dr. Sullivan is the Emergency Medicine Department Chair of the new Peace Island Medical Center and […]
Director Weyshawn Douglas Koons, NRP, SEI serves as Director of Emergency Response Services for San Juan Island EMS. She has lived on San Juan since the Thanksgiving of 1981. Ten years after moving here, Weyshawn took the EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class and fell in love with emergency pre-hospital care. Weyshawn serves as our Senior EMS Instructor […]
Steve was selected as EMT of the Year in 2004 and 2006. For the past 2 years Steve has been the only EMT to be the recipient of The Fank Wilson Award (responding to over 500 calls in a year). Steve built his home where he and Ann Marie live with their Australian Shepard Brewster.
Dan has been a volunteer EMT with the San Juan Island EMS since completing his training in 1992. He was named EMT of the year in 1998. Dan provides excellent patient care and responds at all hours of the day and night to emergency requests.
Lieutenant Deanna Banry, EMT has lived in Friday Harbor for 23 years. She joined San Juan Island EMS in 2005, and is passionate about being a EMT and serving her community. Since becoming an EMT, Deanna has responded to over 300 calls yearly. She was Rookie of the year in 2006 and EMT of the […]
Brad has been an EMT with San Juan Island EMS for many years. He also serves as the Training Officer of the San Juan Island Fire Department.
Cady Davies, AA serves as our Executive Assistant. Prior to joining EMS, she worked at the Spring Street International School where her two daughters were attending. She did a wide variety of jobs for the school, but her favorite was to travel internationally with groups of teenagers: India, Thailand, Nepal, Central America and the Maldives.
Kyle Davies, BA, NRP is our newest paramedic but one of our most longstanding agency providers with many years as an EMT under his belt before graduating from the Harborview Paramedic Program in 2012. Kyle is also a pilot and active community members and serves as our agency’s Ground Safety and Quality Officer. He is […]
Tom Eades, BA, EMT came to San Juan Island in 1988, to answer a job opening in Dispatch at the Sheriff’s Office. Besides an accomplished EMT, Tom also serves as Lieutenant for San Juan Island Fire. A native of Oak Harbor, he grew up in Renton and spent four years in Pullman at Washington State […]
Debbie Grimes is a long standing EMT of over 15 years. She is one of our CPR evaluator/educators and helps us all keep current in this area. Debbie’s main life focus is her son, Austin, and helping her island community. She does both with a patient, even keeled passion. She works for Island Convalescent Center in the area of Central Supplies and Medical Records. She is always ready to give a smile and a helping hand. We are more than lucky that she has chosen EMS to be the recipient of her extra time.
Joaquin Hubbard works as a full time firefighter and EMT for the City of Seattle. He lives here on San Juan Island.
He enjoys wake boarding, traveling, and spending time with his daughter.
After finishing college on the east coast, Kaitlyn moved out to San Juan Island to enjoy a summer with a childhood friend. About three years later she decided to join a fall EMT class in Friday Harbor. Not knowing that she would enjoy it so much, her life has spun in a new direction from a BA in photography to hopes of becoming a more integrated part of the San Juan Island Aid Unit. Kaitlyn is always eager to continue her education at seminars, take classes and respond to calls.
Tad has been with the department since early 2006. (He was in our last class!) He says he joined because he wanted to gain more skills to better serve his community. Tad is married and has 4 kids, which keeps him busy when he is not working for the San Juan District Fire and delivering propane for Petro San Juan.
Margaret Longley was born on San Juan Island in 1981. She has traveled and lived in Russia, Mexico, and Iraq. She is currently studying human ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. Margaret enjoys photography, videography, and is currently a student in Seattle. Margaret received her EMT-B certification in Dec. of 2005 […]
Herb Mason NREMT, WEMT first joined San Juan EMS as an EMT in 1985. After 2002 he took a couple of years off then recertified again in 2005. Herb is a long time islander, and is certified as a Wilderness EMT, Marine Rescue Tech., Air Ambulance EMT and is a First Aid/CPR Instructor. In his ‘day’ […]
Brien joined San Juan Island EMS in the fall of 2005. He is an accomplished construction professional and also volunteers for the island fire department. He has been a long-time island resident.
EMS Officer Rebecca Smith, MS, EMT is one of our very active EMTs and a Cape San Juan Officer. In her spare time she is an amateur photographer, ornithologist, naturalist, yachtswoman, bookworm, music lover and chocoholic. She has been married to Francis (another EMT) for 3+ decades; co-staff to 2 cats: Charles, who opens doors and […]
EMS Officer Francis Smith, MS, EMT was born in Paisley, Scotland. After immigrating to the U.S. after a 10-year stopover in Canada, he went to school in California (UCLA, USC, Pepperdine and a stint at Berkeley at the height of the hippy movement) and became a high school biology teacher in downtown Los Angeles. He […]
Lainey leads our efforts in injury and accident education and prevention here at EMS. She has received numerous awards for her efforts in heading up our public education campaign, teaching thousands in CPR and first aid, and coordinating our car seat and helmet program. In her spare time, she enjoys sailing, flying and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Director Ben Waldron, AAS, NREMT was born and raised on San Juan Island, joining San Juan EMS in 2007. Ben gained his EMT training as a Navy Diver, additionally receiving his National Registry designation. Ben also has earned his Associate of Arts degree. Ben moved back to the Island to raise his two children with his […]
Ryan Nelson started in EMS 1997 after a visit to the island turned into permanent residence here.Ryan began working full-time with us in January 2008. He has been working with Skagit Medic One for over 7 years. In his free time, he is an avid skier and sea, surf and whitewater paddler.
Chief Jim Cole, MA, FP-C, NREMT-P, CEMSO, CMTE began his EMS at Kent State University in 1984, completing a BS in Community Health Education, while simultaneously attended paramedic school. He earned top honors and became one of the youngest paramedics in the State of Ohio. Jim served as a 911 paramedic and EMS supervisor in the Cleveland area while developing a fixed wing air medical service. He attained the level of Chief Paramedic.