For more than three decades, the Medic One Foundation has been the primary support for the research, paramedic training, and medical review behind the Medic One response system. In that time, Medic One’s reputation for innovation and excellence in pre-hospital emergency care has grown worldwide, and thousands of survivors in the Puget Sound area have become the living proof of a remarkable vision.
The University of Washington’s involvement in paramedic education began in 1969 when a small group of Seattle physicians led by Dr. Leonard A. Cobb, a UW Professor of Medicine and Cardiologist at Harborview Medical Center, recognized the potential for saving the lives of heart attack victims in the streets of the communities.
In the late 1960’s, a group of Seattle physicians, led by Dr. Leonard A. Cobb, a Cardiologist at Harborview Medical Center, recognized the potential for saving the lives of heart attack victims in the pre-hospital setting. They also realized that in order to accomplish this, it would be necessary to train and equip a group of technicians to perform certain medical procedures in the field.