Shoreline Fire Department Paramedic completes rigorous UW training program

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Doug Locken. Photo courtesy Shoreline Fire.
Doug Locken of the Shoreline Fire Department has just completed the UW/Harborview Medical Center Paramedic Training Program, along with 14 other paramedic students from around the Puget Sound region. 

To complete this rigorous program, Doug spent more than 2,500 hours of intense training under the direction of University of Washington and Harborview faculty and physicians. Graduates from this program add invaluable life-saving skills to the emergency medical systems in their respective communities.

“We could not be more proud to support another successful class of graduates of the program who are prepared with the knowledge and experience to save lives in their communities.” said Jan Sprake, Executive Director of the Medic One Foundation.
The training program is supported entirely through charitable contributions to the Foundation. This funding ensures that paramedic students receive more than twice the number of training hours of most programs. In addition, students come in contact with more than 700 patients—three times the national average. 

The intense Paramedic Training Program is a major reason why our region’s survival rate is twice the rate of most major cities.

The Medic One Foundation is a local non-profit organization that ensures the quality of our region’s pre-hospital emergency care by funding world-class paramedic training, innovative research in new methods of patient care, and intensive medical review of paramedic performance. 


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