Cascade Ambulance was formed by a group of Whatcom County, WA residents whose experience in the fire and emergency medical services told them that there was a need for an alternative to what was available. Our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care and consumer service available. We are able to achieve that mission only due to the excellence of our staff. Our crews are comprised of experienced Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and Registered Nurses. Virtually all of our EMT's have extensive fire service experience; all are trained in the use of cardiac defibrillators, placement of airway breathing tubes, and maintenance of intervenous lines. Our paramedics are proficient in advanced techniques and have experience in the demanding environment of the mobile intensive care unit. Our nurses are chosen for their backgrounds in critical care, emergency, and/or flight nursing.