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National EMS Memorial Service

Line of Duty Death Handbook


The American Ambulance Association, American Medical Response and the National EMS Memorial Service recognize, through their experiences with line of duty deaths, that many agencies have no policies or guidelines in place to deal with the worst should a LODD occur.

The Line of Duty Death Handbook has been created as a public service to the EMS community in the hopes it will assist in preplanning for such an event and/or aid such agencies at a time on loss.

The handbook is offered as a guide only and is meant to be adopted into an agencies current policies & procedures and incorporate its other traditions.

This on-line publication is available to the EMS community by the editors free of charge, however they suggest a $20.00 donation be made to the National EMS Memorial Service.