Mike Helbock, M.I.C.P., NR-P, SEI
MSO-4 Seattle/King County Medic One (ret.)
Senior Faculty – Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy
Clinical Educator – Prehospital Medicine
University of Washington – School of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
Mike Helbock, was trained and certified through the University of Washington School of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center (Level-1 Burn/Trauma Center), and is a Washington State Certified/Nationally Registered Senior Paramedic and currently, a Clinical Educator in Prehospital Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine. Mr. Helbock holds a Senior Faculty position with the Seattle/King County Resuscitation Academy, specializing in the development and training of the HP-CPR program. Mike worked for 25 years as a Firefighter and Senior Paramedic for the City of Bellevue Fire Department (Washington), until his promotion to: Director of EMS Training and Education, Seattle/King County EMS and his additional promotion to MSO-4, Senior Paramedic Supervisor for Seattle/King County Medic One. Mike completed Paramedic Training at Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, graduating with “first-in-class” honors. Mike has served as the Senior Instructor for the Training and Education Division for Seattle/King County EMS for more than 25 years. By way of his highly acclaimed training style and diverse training experience, he has received speaking invitations from many of the nation’s largest EMS Conferences and EMS agencies across the United States, Canada and abroad – including: Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. Mike is one of a handful of nationally recognized speakers and has delivered the keynote address at numerous EMS conferences around the globe. As a national speaker, Mike has shared his experience(s) in Prehospital medicine to more than 500,000 students over the past 30 years. Mike Helbock shares many of his training concepts with other instructors across the country and Mr. Helbock authors and produces his entire curriculum. He continually evaluates his performance as an educator and develops new and innovative ways to educate students in emergency medicine and evaluates how the students apply this knowledge to field performance.
Mr. Helbock has supervised and managed a staff of paramedic and EMS educators for more than 25 years. As a result of his educational innovations, his leadership and management skills, Mike Helbock was nominated and inducted as a life member into the National Registry of “Who’s Who”, 2001 edition. This honor was followed up in 2002 with a nomination and induction into the Manchester “Who’s Who” for Business and Education, 2003 edition.
Mike weaves his 30+ years of instructing skills and paramedic service into his passion for EMS training and education. Mike is a nationally/internationally published author and originator for many of the standard emergency medical practices and training procedures that are incorporated into the EMS community today including the popular, “SICK/NOT SICK” approach to patient care.