Here, at Olympic Ambulance
, we understand that
You or someone you love is experiencing a medical emergency. No one wants to find themselves in that position, but most of us do at some point. At Olympic Ambulance we understand how stressful that moment is, so when it occurs we do everything we can to provide you or your loved one the kind, compassionate and professional service you deserve.
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. And, as a privately owned company, our services extend beyond the transport. We are always available to ensure your questions related to insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid are answered promptly.
From our home office in Sequim, Washington, to the branches we operate in Clallam, Kitsap, Mason, and Thurston counties, we provide emergency and non-emergency ambulance transports between medical facilities and respond to 911 calls in partnership with city, county, and federal fire agencies. We strive to be a valued member of all the communities we serve 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’s first location was in Sequim, it has since grown to provide facilities and services throughout Clallam, Kitsap, Thurston and Mason Counties. We have grown to employ hundreds, but have maintained our small company values. People—whether patients, employees, or community members, come first. To that end, our employees have access to the very best training, as well as opportunities to advance their education and career goals.
At Olympic Ambulance we take pride in being valued members of the communities we serve by supporting local organizations and causes. We participate in various events sponsored by community health organizations and support the Boys & Girls Club, local schools, societies such as Rotary and a number of different organizations that benefit elders.
More than 40 years ago, Olympic Ambulance opened its doors 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 every day to provide care and comfort when and where it is needed.
At Olympic Ambulance
, we have worked hard to earn and maintain our reputation as a leader in the industry and amidst 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. Demonstrate 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 and service to our customers and the reliability required to be deemed a valued partner among coworkers.
- Respect. Recognize and accept the differences in every individual. We do not judge people by their challenges. We respect people’s right to confidentiality and endeavor to treat everyone with dignity.
- 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 positive and encouraging behavior toward 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 attire, positive speech and professional actions.
At Olympic Ambulance
, we pride ourselves by offering the very latest in patient care. We are strategically located in the communities we serve to offer the following services:
- 911 Response: We staffed ambulances at multiple locations to ensure the best possible response time to 911 emergency calls. Each vehicle is manned with paramedics and/or EMTs and the state-of-the-art medical equipment necessary 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 licensed by the State of Washington to provide advanced life-support services, which include minimum staffing of an EMT and paramedic or two EMTs and a critical care nurse.
- BLS (Basic Life Support): Most emergency calls or transports to and from different medical facilities are best served with a BLS ambulance. It is staffed with two EMTs and the best available tools to ensure patient comfort and care.
- Bariatric Transports: We have specially-equipped ambulances and trained staff capable of safely and comfortably transporting larger patients ranging from 350 to 1000 pounds, while allowing them to maintain their dignity and self-respect.
- Wheel Chair Van Transports: Currently available in Thurston County, this service provides a driver and a wheelchair-accessible van to transport patients who don’t meet the medical criteria required for an ambulance transport. .
- Community Outreach & Education: We strive to add value to the communities we serve. To this end, we offer our expertise to educational and outreach projects and events including but not limited to teaching public health and safety classes, partnering with local organizations on health-based initiatives, and working with schools to implement 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 both emergency and non-emergency transportation for patients between hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities.
- Special Events: Certain events such as racing or demolition derbies require or benefit from medical personnel on standby. We offer a fully equipped ambulance staffed appropriately, to cover the scene for the duration of your special event.