Standby Event Medical Services For Any Event

Thomas Bliss (L) Dave Larkin (R)
Thomas Bliss (L) Dave Larkin (R)

We have a solution for just about any size event.

Our History

Thomas Bliss started out with the Red Cross F.A.S.T ( First Aid Station Teams) organization in 2010.  When the Red Cross shuttered F.A.S.T in 2012 it left a void in Standby Emergency Medical Response Teams for special events. There are hundreds of promoters throughout Washington needing “Stand By First Aid” so he quickly spun up a single station and Northwest First Aid was established.

Our Service

We work in all weather, indoors or out!  We provide teams for marathons, festivals, corporate parties, private events, and even provide exclusive and low key plain clothes or Black Tie Medics.

We utilize standard First Aid supplies found in Basic Life Support (BLS) response.

  Single Responder Roll-in-Roll-Out


  Standard 10 x 10 Two Responder Stations


  Custom Solutions to fit your event needs

What Our Clients Have to Say

“I’ve worked with NW Response on several festivals & events. Their staff is calm, collected, great with various levels of customers (from intoxicated adults, to very particular 6 year olds).

They are always prompt, the booth looks professional, they are very responsive to radio calls.

The best on site medical team I have worked with.”

Michael Chandler

Timber Fest • Chomp • NW Folk Life • Artist Home

“I’m thankful that our event, the Seattle Pride Parade, routinely deals with minor medical incidents, like heat exhaustion, dehydration, cuts & bruises, ankle sprains, etc.

Northwest Response handles these cases with compassion and thoroughness. If a more serious incident arose, however, I’m confident that Thomas Bliss and his colleagues would approach the situation with consummate poise and professionalism.
I recommend them highly.”

Marc Ackerman

Seattle Pride Parade

Our People Make The Difference; We Love What We Do!

If you would like to request a quote for services; please be aware of some agreement items before you proceed.

Ready for a quote?

NWR Standby Teams are a tough group, and we look forward to working with you.  However, our basic terms and conditions (found below) must be adhered to and If you can meet the following conditions; please complete and submit the questionnaire below and a team member will respond with a quote for services. 


NWR EMS Station Basic Station Terms & Conditions. 

Our Teams are to be placed in safe and sanitary locations.

Imagine "you" are sick or injured at an event; what would you want your environment to be like?

We require the following:

  • A Safe and secure location
    • Security if requested
    • Overnight Security is a must
    • Client Provides Event Radios
  • 100' from Portable Sanitation Systems
  • 200' from PA and Sound Systems
    • Some considerations allowed, it depends on the event.  Sometimes we need to be in the thick-of-it, and we understand that.
  • Away from Fumes
    • Generators
    • Cooking
    • Smokers
  • We are not campers in a "tent".  If you have a multi day event, you must provide housing (no shack's, mold or rodent infested abandoned single wide trailers you found at the event site)!


We do not attend to intoxicated persons in our stations unless it becomes a medical emergency.  Drunk is not sick.  If an intoxicated individual looses consciousness, we will care for that individual until EMS arrives for transport.  Our advice is to remove intoxicated individuals from your event, or care for them (while conscious) in a security area.


Our care is limited to BLS; we are not an ambulance service.  If you need to have an ambulance on site we can arrange that for you through another provider.

The Client is responsible to secure parking for the number of team members supporting your event.  The parking location needs to be safe and secure.

New clients will be required to secure the event dates with a 50% deposit due upon mutual agreement of the scope of service we will provide.

Preferred form of payment is by check.  We do accept Credit Cards, however, they are subject to a 3% surcharge. 

Please fill out the form below, and we will submit a quote as soon as possible.

Thank you

Quote Request for Event Coverage

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