Thank you to the EMS professionals on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis–planning, adapting and responding every day to take care of their citizens and communities. EMS Strong seeks to recognize the selfless calling that makes EMS so vital.
This year’s EMS Week theme is Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow. This theme, which was developed some time ago, is particularly meaningful as we see the EMS community rallying today to support the COVID-19 crisis, while still responding to the everyday emergencies that are happening in our communities.
2020 National EMS Moment of Silence
Saturday, May 16, 2020
We recognized EMS professionals who have lost their lives in the line of duty related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: EMS deaths (not complete)
EMS Strong is what draws you to help,
what empowers you to face danger when
others are running away.
It’s there in those moments, big and little,
when you find out what you’re made of.
It’s what makes you proud.
It’s what keeps you humble.
The 2020 National EMS Memorial Service Honorees
|Maddox Burts||Medevac Alaska||Anchorage||AK||11/29/19|
|Robert Cartner||Medevac Alaska||Anchorage||AK||11/29/19|
|Patrick Coyle||Guardian Flight||Juneau||AK||1/29/19|
|Rachel L. Cunningham||Survival Flight||Grove City||OH||1/29/19|
|Douglas Davis||Survival Flight||Headland||AL||12/25/19|
|DaryLynne Day||Powell County EMS||Deer Lodge||MT||8/18/19|
|Douglas Ronald Dick, II||Jan-Care Ambulance Service||Beckley||WV||8/10/19|
|Frank Roy Echevarria||Cumberland County EMS||Fayetteville||NC||7/9/17|
|Brad Gregrich||DeSoto County Fire Rescue||Arcadia||FL||4/27/19|
|Bradley J. Haynes||Survival Flight||Grove City||OH||1/29/19|
|Jennifer Joan Hesselbein||American Medical Response (AMR)||Jackson||MS||12/17/19|
|Margaret Langston||Guardian Flight||Juneau||AK||1/29/19|
|Coleman “Coley” Loadholt, Jr.||Brunson Fire Department||Brunson||SC||6/21/19|
|Mitchell F. Lundgaard||Appleton Fire Department||Appleton||WI||5/15/19|
|Timothy A. McDonald||North Memorial Air Care||Brainerd||MN||6/28/19|
|Christopher Moore||Maryland Heights Fire Protection District||Maryland Heights||MO||6/8/19|
|Stacie Morse & unborn daughter Delta Rae||Guardian Flight||Juneau||AK||1/29/19|
|Glen Morthorpe||Medevac Alaska||Anchorage||AK||11/29/19|
|William Ryan||Bay Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps||Bayside||NY||8/19/18|
|Debra K. Schott||North Memorial Air Care||Brainerd||MN||6/28/19|
|Matthew Smelser||Rostraver-West Newton Emergency Services||Belle Vernon||PA||1/5/20|
|Jennifer L. Topper||Survival Flight||Grove City||OH||1/29/19|
|James “Woody” Woodman||West Haven Fire Department||West Haven||CT||3/29/19|
|Brittany Young||Jan-Care Ambulance Service||Beckley||WV||8/10/19|