Central Mason Fire & EMS (CMFE) has signed a letter of intent to purchase Mason County Medic One (MCMO). CMFE has agreed to a transparent change in service delivery to the citizens of Mason County. All areas currently being served by MCMO will still have the same level of service. CMFE will provide a new leadership and additional EMS services for all of Mason County.
In Washington, legislation passed in 2016 allowing fire departments to access additional Ground Emergency Medical Transportation (GEMT) funds through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make up for any deficit related to transportation of Medicaid patients. With this funding unavailable to private organizations, the sustainability of the EMS system in Mason County is better served by CMFE.