Injury and Violence Prevention Through EMS and Trauma Regions

Trauma prevention is the first component of the Washington Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System (RCW 70.168.010 (3) (4)).

Washington State is divided into eight EMS and Trauma Regions. Each region has an injury prevention coordinator or contact. The coordinator works with programs and local partners that help to reduce risks for injury. These include Safe Kids Coalitions, county-based Traffic Safety Task Forces, hospital or clinic-based designated trauma services; law enforcement, fire, and EMS agencies; Area Agencies on Aging, parks and recreation; and many others.

To contact the EMS and Trauma Region where you live, see the list below:

Central Region (King County)
Randi Riesenberg, executive director and prevention contact
Central Region EMS and Trauma Care Council
Email: rachelcory@comcast.net
Website: www.centralregionems.org

East Region (Adams, Asotin, Ferry, Garfield, Lincoln, Pend Orielle, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman counties)

and

North Central Region (Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Okanogan counties)
Rinita Cook
Executive director and prevention contact
East Region and North Central EMS and Trauma Care Council
P.O. Box 4625
Wenatchee, WA 98807
Email: rcook@ncecc.org
Phone 509-860-2528
Website: www.eastregion-ems.org; www.ncecc.org

North Region (Island, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom counties)
Martina Nicolas, executive director and prevention contact
North Region EMS and Trauma Care Council
P.O. Box 764
Burlington, WA 98233
Phone: 360-708-2454
Email: Martina@northregionems.com
Website: www.northregionems.com

Northwest Region (Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason counties)
Rene' Perret, executive director and prevention contact
Northwest Region EMS and Trauma Care Council
P.O. Box 5179
Bremerton, WA 98312-0489
Cell: 360-431-7311
Email: rene@nwrems.org
Website: www.nwrems.org

South Central Region (Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Kittitas, Walla Walla, Yakima counties)

and

Southwest Region (Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, S. Pacific, Wahkiakum counties)

Zita Wiltgen, executive director and prevention contact
South Central and Southwest Region EMS and Trauma Care Council
P.O. Box 65158
Vancouver, WA 98665
Phone: 360-904-2624
Email: regionems@gmail.com
Website: www.swems.org; www.screms.org

West Region (Grays Harbor, Lewis, N. Pacific, Pierce, Thurston counties)
Greg Perry, executive director and prevention contact
West Region EMS and Trauma Care Council
5911 Black Lake Blvd. S.W.
Olympia, WA 98512-6111
Phone: 360-561-6991
Email: director@wrems.com
Website: www.wrems.com

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