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Medic Two Program

The Seattle Fire Department's Medic II Program provides training classes in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and choking techniques.

The training program is recognized as an international role model, which attracts people from around the world, who come to Seattle to learn more about how to implement their own CPR training programs.

Since Medic II was initiated in 1971, over 830,000 Seattle/King County residents have been trained and retrained in the lifesaving technique of CPR.  Studies have shown that prompt bystander CPR more than doubles a patient's chances of becoming a long-term survivor.

Classes are conducted by firefighters and community partners who teach on their own time and are compensated out of a donated budget.  They train 10-12,000 Seattle/King County residents annually.

Medic II - CPR offers five kinds of classes:

  1. Adult CPR class
  2. Adult Renewal
  3. Pediatric (Infant/Child) CPR class
  4. AED/CPR class for groups that have purchased an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).
  5. ESL/CPR class, which has a specially developed curriculum to meet the needs of ESL (English as a Second Language) students and the limited and non-English speaking populations.

The program was funded, in part, by United Way through the end of 2006.  It is a donation-based organization which relies upon public support for its survival.  Every dollar that is received goes directly into the training classes and not into staffing, overhead, office supplies, furniture or office equipment.  However, over the years, our funding has been substantially reduced while our expenses have significantly increased.

This is where you can help us to keep moving forward with our vital mission.  You may donate to the program in one of the following ways:

  1. While taking one of the above classes.
  2. Using the Fire Department's secure, Online Donation Form (scroll down the form to the "Medic 2" section).
  3. Mailing your tax deductible contribution.  Please make your check out to Medic II - CPR and mail to:

Medic II - CPR
Seattle Fire Department
301 2nd Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98104-2680

For CPR class information, please contact the
Medic II - CPR Office at (206) 684-7274

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AHA Course Disclaimer:  Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association.  Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Last Modified:   October 28, 2013

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