Here, at Olympic Ambulance, we understand that
You find yourself needing or having to call for help for someone you love. No one wants to find themselves here, but we all do at some point. At Olympic Ambulance we understand how difficult that moment is and we want to do everything we can to care for you or your loved one during this very stressful situation.
Our philosophy is simple: we are driven by a singular focus on the patient. We strive to provide the very best care possible through our highly skilled staff and responders, who are State-certified and trained in the latest techniques. Of course, we make sure our responders have all the tools necessary to help in your moment of need—from state-of-the-art medical equipment to our fleet of ambulances designed for comfort and care. As a privately owned company, we have the ability to provide assistance long after initial care is complete, such as helping with questions related to insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.
From our home offices in Sequim, Washington, we operate branches in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Mason, and Thurston counties providing emergency and non-emergency ambulance transports between medical facilities. This includes responding to 911 calls in partnership with city, county, and federal fire agencies. In all the communities we serve, we strive to be a valued member by supporting local causes and encouraging our employees to become involved.
We hope that you don’t find yourself in that moment, but if you do, we’ll be there to get you through.
Olympic Ambulance Service, Inc. was founded in 1971 by the husband-and-wife team of Bill and Esther Littlejohn. Before starting the company, Bill followed his physician father into the medical field as a healthcare facilities manager. Esther’s background is in nursing.
While the company first got its start in Sequim, it has since grown to include facilities and services in Port Angeles, Bremerton, Olympia/Lacey, and Mason County.
While the company has grown to include hundreds of employees, it has maintained its small company values. Namely, people—whether patients, employees, or community members—come first. To that end, employees have access to the very best training, including offering opportunities to advance education and career goals. Olympic Ambulance also takes pride in being partners in the communities it serves by supporting local organizations and causes—from various community health organizations and the Boys & Girls Club to local schools and groups like Rotary and those that support elders.
More than 40 years ago, Olympic Ambulance got its start with just one ambulance and five part-time employees. Today, the core values that built that small company live on in the employees who work everyday to provide care and comfort when and where it is needed.
At Olympic Ambulance, we have worked hard to earn and maintain our reputation in the industry and among the communities we serve. In the field, our employees are our ambassadors and, as such, we expect them to conduct themselves using the guiding principles long set by our founders:
- Integrity. Have the character to stand tall, complete, and united as a member of the Olympic Ambulance team. Possess the job knowledge to provide the very best care, service, and confidentiality to co-workers and customers.
- Respect. Recognize and accept the differences in every individual. We do not judge people by their challenges and endeavor to treat everyone with dignity and respect.
- Loyalty. Stay true, committed, and invested in the cause of patient care. Be a dependable team member to your co-workers and the organization.
- Honesty. Conduct yourself in a straightforward and forthright manner.
- Teamwork. Endeavor to motivate yourself and your co-workers to achieve common goals.
- Morale. Maintain a positive and encouraging attitude towards your co-workers at all times.
- Accountability. Self-manage and acknowledge responsibilities to yourself and co-workers. Be willing to fully accept responsibility for one’s actions and their implications.
- Appearance. Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor through personal hygiene, appropriate dress, positive speech and professional actions.
At Olympic Ambulance, we are proud of being able to offer the very latest in patient care. We have facilities and offer our services in Kitsap, Clallam, Mason, and Thurston counties. Here’s a sampling of the services we offer in the communities we serve:
- 911 Response: In our service areas, we keep ambulances staffed at multiple locations for the best possible response time to 911 emergency calls. Each of these units are staffed with paramedics and/or EMTs as well as a range of equipment to help meet the needs of any medical emergency. We provide quick and reliable transport services with a focus on exemplary patient care.
- ALS (Advanced Life Support): We’re certified by the State of Washington to provide this advanced life-care service, which includes a minimum of an EMT and paramedic or critical care nurse.
- BLS (Basic Life Support): This ambulance is appropriate for most emergency calls or transports to and from different medical facilities. It is staffed with two EMTs along with the best available tools for patient comfort and care.
- Bariatric Transports: We are dedicated to providing only the most secure and comfortable bariatric transport to the communities we serve. We have specially-equipped ambulances and trained staff capable of securely and comfortably transporting larger patients ranging from 350 to 1000 pounds, while allowing them to maintain their dignity and self-respect.
- Cabulance: Currently available in Kitsap and Thurston counties, this service brings a driver and a wheelchair-accessible van to assist patients with mobility issues.
- Community Outreach & Education: We take great pride in being partners with all of the communities we serve. To this end, we offer our expertise to further educational and outreach projects and events. These include teaching public health and safety classes, partnering with local organizations on health-based initiatives, and working with schools to provide accident prevention programs for children and their families.
- Interfacility Transports: Often patients need to be moved between facilities so they may receive the specialty care they need. We provide prearranged emergency and non-emergency transportation for patients between hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities.
- Special Events: During special events that require or would benefit from medical personnel on standby, we can offer an emergency vehicle, equipment, and staff who will not leave the scene for the duration of your event.