October 12, 2015
Mark Sawdon is a practicing Paramedic for King County Medic One in King County Washington andÂ has nearly 20 years experience in the Fire and EMS service. Starting in 1993 as a volunteer firefighter, Mark continued to work hard in becoming a career firefighter and in April of 2004, his dream came true whenÂ was hired full time with the Marysville Fire District.Â Shortly after his probation with Marysville Fire, Mark was chosen to attend Paramedic Training at Harborview Medical Center through the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. He moved out of his house and left his family for a year to attend this world renowned training and in July of 2006, Mark graduated from this grueling program. He returned home to his family and the Marysville Fire District,Â proudly servingÂ the citizens of Marysville as a Firefighter/Paramedic until July 2012 when he took a job with King County Medic One, where he practices medicine today.Â Mark has several accomplishments and certifications he has acquired along this journey. To list a few they are NREMT-Paramedic, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Instructor, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support/CPR Instructor, Washington State Certified Paramedic and EMS Evaluator, and a current Senior EMS InstructorÂ for Washington State. Mark is the owner of Emergency Medical Education LLC and the creator of the CPR Command System â„¢Â www.cprcommandsystem.comÂ .Â Along with teachingÂ required training, he has a unique passion for cardiac arrest scene management and assuring that every patient receives a systematic, high performance CPR , pit crew approach to every resuscitation. He enjoys traveling and spending all of his free time with his wife and 2 boys and looks forward to serving the citizens of King County as a Paramedic while continuing to grow as an EMS educator and business owner.