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National EMS Memorial Service

2001 Notices of EMS Fatalities

EMT Josh Hanson
Age:26
Date of Death:November 22, 2001
Date of Funeral:TBA
Agency:American Medical Response, Newton, MA
Cause of Death:Ambulance accident/MVA
 
EMT Shawn Matthew Kramer
Age:26
Date of Death:October 10, 2001
Date of Funeral:October 16, 2001
Agency:Western Berks Ambulance, West Lawn/Hamburg EMS, Hamburg, PA
Cause of Death:Complications from injuries sustained in the line of duty.
 
Pilot Ron Jones
Age:54
Date of Death:September 22, 2001
Date of Funeral:TBA
Agency:FlightCare Helicopter - Enloe Medical Center, Chico, CA
Cause of Death:Aero-medical aviation accident
 
EMT-D Mario Santoro
Age:
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:January 12, 2002
Agency:New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
EMT-D Keith Fairben
Age: 
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:October 27, 2001
Agency:New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
EMT-D David Marc Sullins
Age:30
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:TBA
Agency:Cabrini Hospital, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
EMT-D Mark Schwartz
Age:50
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:September 16, 2001
Agency:Hunter Ambulance, Inwood, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
Paramedic Carlos Lillo
Age:37
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:November 3, 2001
Agency:Fire Department, City of New York, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
Paramedic Ricardo Quinn
Age:40
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:September 29, 2001
Agency:Fire Department, City of New York, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
EMT Yamel Merino
Age:24
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:September 14, 2001
Agency:Metro Care Ambulance, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
EMT-D Richard Rodriguez
Age:30
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:November 16, 2001
Agency:Port Authority of NY & NJ Police, Jersey City, NJ
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
Police Officer/EMT-I Vincent Danz
Age:37
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:TBD
Agency:NYC Police Department, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
Police Officer/EMT John D'Allara
Age:47
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:TBD
Agency:NYC Police Department, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
EMT-D Glenn Jonathan Winuk
Age:40
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:March 20, 2002
Agency:Jericho Fire Department, Jericho, Long Island, NY
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
EMT-D Clive "Ian" Thompson
Age:43
Date of Death:September 11, 2001
Date of Funeral:Unknown
Agency:Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, Summit, NJ
Cause of Death:Collapse of the World Trade Center
 
Paramedic Dale Curtis Francis
Age:43
Date of Death:August 24, 2001
Date of Funeral:August 30, 2001
Agency:Life Star Ambulance Corps, Quakerstown, PA
Cause of Death:A.M.I
 
EMT Brian Jennemann
Age:27
Date of Death:July 20, 2001
Date of Funeral:July 23, 2001
Agency:Jefferson County EMS, Louisville, KY
Cause of Death:Bacterial Meningitis
 
EMT-D Gaylette Drummonds
Age:27
Date of Death:July 13, 2001
Date of Funeral:July 19, 2001
Agency:Midwood Ambulance, Brooklyn, NY
Cause of Death:Ambulance accident/MVA
 
EMT-CT Joseph "Neal" Sherman
Age:25
Date of Death:March 16, 2001
Date of Funeral:March 22, 2001
Agency:Aquia Harbor Rescue Squad, Stafford, VA
Cause of Death:Traumatic injuries sustained in ambulance MVC/Rollover.
 
Paramedic/Lieutenant Barbara Poppo
Age:37
Date of Death:January 21, 2001
Date of Funeral:TBA
Agency:Fire Department, City of New York, New York, NY
Cause of Death:A.M.I.


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The posting of a Notice of EMS Fatality is for notification purposes only. It is based upon information submitted to the National EMS Memorial Service regarding the death of an EMS provider which may be in the Line of Duty but which has not yet been fully investigated by us.

The posting of a Notice of EMS Fatality does not indicate acceptance to the National EMS Memorial Service. Inclusion in the National EMS Memorial Service requires that a nominee meet the NEMSMS Criteria, a careful review of information on the Nomination Form and from all other sources, and an affirmative vote of the National EMS Memorial Service Board of Directors.