Heroes 2020: EMS STRONG, MAY 17-23, 2020

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

Name Agency City State Last call
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

 

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