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National EMS Memorial Service

2006 Notices of EMS Fatalities

Flight Nurse Diane Efaw
Age:47
Date of Death:December 26, 2006
Date of Funeral:December 30, 2006
Agency:Flight Source, LLC, Morgantown, WV
Cause of Death:Aircraft accident while en route to pick up a patient.
 
Pilot Maureen McGee
Age:47
Date of Death:December 26, 2006
Date of Funeral:January 9, 2007
Agency:Flight Source, LLC, Morgantown, WV
Cause of Death:Aircraft accident while en route to pick up a patient
 
EMT Bruce Kosanke
Age:58
Date of Death:November 12, 2006
Date of Funeral:November 16, 2006
Agency:Kulm Ambulance Service, Kulm, ND
Cause of Death:Cardiac arrest while on duty
 
EMT-I Robert Antonio Paoli
Age:31
Date of Death:November 7, 2006
Date of Funeral:November 18, 2006
Agency:American Medical Response - Marin, San Rafael, CA
Cause of Death:Cardiac arrest while on duty
 
Paramedic Eric Collin Hanson
Age:26
Date of Death:October 10, 2006
Date of Funeral:October 13, 2006
Agency:Marble Falls Area EMS, Marble Falls, TX
Cause of Death:Ambulance involved MVC
 
Paramedic Supervisor Joe Alvarez Jr
Age:32
Date of Death:September 13, 2006
Date of Funeral:September 18, 2006
Agency:East Texas Medical Center EMS, Waco, TX
Cause of Death:On duty MVC - Agency Vehicle
 
Paramedic Lt. Woodford (Woody) King
Age:42
Date of Death:August 5, 2006
Date of Funeral:TBA
Agency:Richland County Emergency Services, Columbia, SC
Cause of Death:Cardiac arrest while on EMS incident scene
 
Paramedic Joe Snow
Age:32
Date of Death:May 28, 2006
Date of Funeral:June 1, 2006
Agency:Montgomery County EMS, Clarksville, TN
Cause of Death:Drowning during Swift Water Rescue Operation
 
RN Karen Woods
Age:43
Date of Death:May 9, 2006
Date of Funeral:May 13, 2006
Agency:Rural/Metro Ambulance, Aurora, CO
Cause of Death:Ambulance Involved MVC
 
Pilot James Vincent
Age:46
Date of Death:April 13, 2006
Date of Funeral:April 16, 2006
Agency:County Rescue Eagle III, Green Bay, WI
Cause of Death:Aeromedical Aviation Accident
 
Paramedic Deborah Reeve
Age:41
Date of Death:March 15, 2006
Date of Funeral:March 20, 2006
Agency:New York City Fire Department, New York, NY
Cause of Death:Complications of illness atributed to operating at WTC collapse on 09/11/01


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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.