Heroes 2020: RIP Moshe Herzog & David Schneebalb

Rockland County NY lost two devoted members of their EMS community early Monday morning, September 21, 2020. While traveling home from a Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebration they were in a tragic and fatal auto accident on the NYS Thruway near Suffern.

Faist Ambulance Corps announced the passing of these two volunteers: “1st Lt. Moshe Herzog and EMT David Schneebalg have answered their last call. They were dedicated members of the EMS community and served with honor and dignity. They will be missed. Rest in peace we will take it from here.”

David Schneebalg & Moishe Herzog

“The tragic loss of 27-year-old Moshe Herzog and 26-year-old David Schneebalg is heartbreaking,” said Congresswoman Nita Lowey. “Not only were they young, outstanding examples of what it means to serve one’s community and to devote oneself to others, but they were described by friends and coworkers as giving, loving, and caring people whose lives were tragically cut short.”

Senator David Carlucci called this tragedy, “A terrible loss for our community. Moshe Herzog and David Schneebalg were two young men taken far too soon. They selflessly served Rockland, responding to dangerous situations to save lives. My heartfelt condolences go out to their families, friends and the entire EMS community.

Rockland County Executive Ed Day ordered all flags in the county to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the 2 volunteers. Both men were members of multiple ambulance corps. Between them they belonged to William Paul Faist Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Haverstraw Ambulance Corps, Inc., and Chaverim of Rockland. 


the following was shown during the Memorial Service for Moishe Herzog