John Stouffer

John Stouffer / Business Unit Leader
Planning, Preparedness & Response



Mr. Stouffer began his career in public safety in 1976 as a firefighter/EMT with Yakima County (WA) Fire District #10, where he established the first EMS program in the department. In 1980, he attended the Paramedic Program at Central Washington University and obtained a position with Yakima (WA) Medic One becoming a field paramedic and the organization’s first Training Officer. In 1988, he was offered the position of the Director of the Yakima County (WA) Department of Emergency Medical Services. After holding that position for nine years, he took a position with Gresham (OR) Fire & Emergency Services as the EMS Coordinator, occasionally serving as the acting Chief of the Training Division, until his retirement in 2009. Since 1992, in addition to his other employment, he has been providing a wide variety of public safety consulting services to clients throughout the U.S. and Canada.


  • Western Region Manager, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) (2018–2020)
  • Project Manager/Associate Consultant, ESCI
  • Technical Advisor/Program Developer, Vision 20/20 & Institution of Fire Engineers
  • EMS Research Investigator/Coordinator, Oregon Health & Science University
  • EMS Coordinator (Captain), Gresham Fire & Emergency Services
  • CEO/Senior Consultant, Pacific Northwest Associates, LLC
  • Director, Yakima County Department of Emergency Medical Services
  • Training Officer/Paramedic, Yakima Medic One
  • Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic/Medical Services Officer, Yakima County Fire District #10
  • More than 40 years of diverse experience in fire and emergency medical services


  • Central Washington University
  • Yakima Valley Community College
  • Western Oregon University
  • National Fire Academy Incident Command for EMS
  • Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy Fellowship
  • Multiple instructor certifications (NFPA I & II, ACLS, PHTLS, WSFST Instructor II, EZ-IO Instructor)
  • Numerous advanced-level EMS certifications
  • More than 250 hours of fire service education, Washington State Fire Service Training


  • Project Manager and consultant on many fire and EMS projects around the U.S. and Canada
  • Co-authored and published several international prehospital studies (available on request)
  • Authored two guides on Community Risk Reduction for Vision 20/20 (available on request)
  • Project Co-Director, King LT Airway Implementation Project for Multnomah County (OR)
  • Author, Phases I & II of the Yakima County EMS Master Plan
  • Earned fourteen professional awards during his career (available on request)

Note: This is a summary of Mr. Stouffer’s CV. A complete version can be made available on request.