EMS providers lost to COVID-19

Remembering our brother and sister EMTs and paramedics who died from COVID-19


First responders on the front lines, EMS providers in particular, are increasingly vulnerable to contracting the COVID-19, and the death toll includes a significant number of EMS  personnel.

Here, we have compiled the names of those lost to COVID-19. The entire EMS1 family extends our deepest condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of our fallen members.

Daryl Tombs, 52, paramedic, American Medical Response, Corning, New York. End of Service: 01/16/2021 

Leonard Coney, 41, firefighter-EMT, Shreveport (Louisiana) Fire Department. End of service: 01/06/2021 

Cole Brooks, paramedic, Nowata (Oklahoma) Fire & EMS. End of service: 01/04/2021 

Jason Taylor, 51, paramedic, Edwardsville (Kansas) Fire Department. End of service: 01/01/2021  

Stephen Sunday, 28, firefighter-EMT, Scranton (Pennsylvania) Fire Department. End of service: 12/29/2020  

Debbie Rusher, 56, paramedic, Tulsa EMS Authority (EMSA), Oklahoma. End of service: 12/28/2020  

Don Kutz, deputy chief, EMT, Montville (Connecticut) Fire Co. End of service: 12/22/2020  

Robert Truevillian, 55, paramedic in charge, Chicago Fire Department. End of service: 12/17/2020  

Bob "Husker Bob" Kneifl, 64, firefighter-EMT, Ponca (Nebraska) Volunteer Fire and Rescue squad. End of service: 12/07/2020 

Gordon Baker, 62, paramedic, Harris County (Texas) Emergency Services District No. 48. End of service: 12/07/2020 

Doug Dzubinski, 53, EMT, Community LifeTeam (UMPC Pinnacle), York County, Pennsylvania. End of service: 12/04/2020  

Christine Kutz, emergency medical services lieutenant, Montville Fire Department. End of service: 12/1/2020  

Kelly Lynn Raether, 42, EMS captain and nurse, Ixonia Fire & EMS, Ixonia, Wisconsin. End of service: 11/26/2020  

Jerry S. Mercadante, 67, EMT and field training officer, LifeStar Response of Maryland (Falck), Annapolis Junction, Maryland. End of service: 11/25/2020 

Scott Davidson, 45, paramedic and communications specialist, Kansas City (Missouri) Fire Department. End of service: 11/22/2020 

Scott Gordon, 56, paramedic, Columbus Regional Health, Columbus, Indiana. End of service: 11/15/2020  

Gregory “Greg” Gelsinger, 63, critical care medic, Tower Health, Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. End of service:11/14/2020 

Shon Matthews, 48, paramedic, LifeNet, Texarkana, Texas. End of service: 11/02/2020  

Harold Boone, 49, firefighter-EMR, Monroe County (Georgia) Emergency Services. End of service: 11/02/2020  

Gerald "Jerry" Jones, 51, paramedic, Volusia County (Florida) EMS. End of service: 9/20/2020 

Keith Brown, 48, EMT, MedTrust, Charleston, South Carolina. End of service: 9/03/2021  

Rick Todd, fire chief, Salem (West Virginia) Fire and EMS Department. End of service: 09/01/2020 

Gerardo "Jerry" Pacheco, firefighter-paramedic, Houston, Texas. End of Service: 08/03/2020  

Aldo Iniguez, EMT, Falck’s Care Ambulance Service, Los Angeles. End of service: 07/30/2020 

Alex Cardenas, 59, paramedic, Superior and Apollo Ambulance Services, San Antonio. End of service: 7/26/2020 

Jose M. Perez, 44, firefighter-paramedic, Los Angeles Fire Department. End of service: 07/25/2020 

William "Brad" Blackman, 56, paramedic, American Medical Response, Philadelphia. End of service: 06/28/2020 

Glovis Foster, paramedic, San Juan (New Mexico) AirCare. End of service: 06/12/2020 

John Paul "JP" Granger, 22, EMT, Vital Care EMS, Piedmont, South Carolina. End of service: 5/26/2020 

Jeremy Emerich, 40, Lehigh Valley (Pennsylvania) Health Network MedEvac EMT and Fleetwood firefighter. End of service: 05/21/2020 

David Pinto, 70, EMT, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, former fire chief, Wallington, New Jersey. End of service: 05/17/2020 

Jose Gomez, EMT, Alamo Navajo Reservation, New Mexico. End of service: 05/10/2020 

Brian Keith Saddler, 60, certified flight paramedic, registered nurse, St. Joseph's Hospital, Wayne, New Jersey. End of service: 05/08/2020 

Sal Mancuso, 66, volunteer, Blooming Grove (New York) Volunteer Ambulance Corps. End of service: 04/30/2020  

Paul Cary, 66, firefighter-paramedic, Aurora (Colorado) Fire Department, deployed with Ambulnz’s State of New York COVID Response team. End of service: 4/30/2020 

Richard Seaberry, 63, EMT, FDNY. End of service: 04/27/2020 

David Martin, paramedic, American Medical Response, Natchez, Mississippi. End of service: 04/22/2020 

Idris Bey, 60, EMT, FDNY. End of service: 04/22/2020 

John Redd, 63, EMT, FDNY. End of service: 04/21/2020 

John Careccia, 74, chief, Woodbridge (New Jersey) Township Ambulance and Rescue Squad. End of service: 04/17/2020 

Robert Zerman, 49, assistant fire chief, EMT, Pioneer Hose Company #1, Robesonia, Pennsylvania. End of service: 04/16/2020 

Robert Weber, 44, firefighter-EMT, Middletown First Aid and Rescue Squad; the Port Monmouth Fire Company; and the Middletown Fire Department’s Air Unit, Monmouth County, New Jersey. End of service: 04/15/2020 

John Ferrarella, clinical educator and EMT instructor, NJ Mobile HealthCare, Bergen County, New Jersey. End of service: 04/14/2020 

Scott Geiger, EMT, Atlantic Ambulance, Livingston, New Jersey. End of service: 04/13/2020 

Billy Birmingham, 69, EMT, Kansas City (Missouri) Fire Department. End of service: 04/13/2020 

Anthony Thomas, paramedic, NYU Langone Hospital, former FDNY EMS member. End of service: 04/12/2020 

Gregory Hodge, 59, EMT, FDNY. End of service: 04/12/2020  

Kevin Bundy, 33, paramedic, Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Crozer EMS, Springfield, PA. End of service: 04/12/2020 

William "Bill" J. Nauta, Jr., Atlantic Health EMS educator, former Chatham (New Jersey) police captain. End of service: 04/10/2020 

Solomon Donald, 41, EMT, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey. End of service: 04/10/2020 

Robert Tarrant, RN, EMS educator, RWJBarnabas Health, West Orange, New Jersey. End of service: 04/09/2020 

Paul Novicki, 51, paramedic, Rapid Response EMS, Romulus, Michigan. End of service: 04/09/2020  

Frank Molinari, 70, MD, New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) EMS, Lyndhurst, New Jersey. End of service: 04/09/2020

Mike Field, 59, firefighter-EMT, Valley Stream, New York. End of Service: 04/08/2020  

Kevin Leiva, 24, EMT, North Bergen (New Jersey) and supervisors Saint Clare's Hospital. End of service: 04/07/2020 

Liana Sá, EMT, Watchung Rescue Squad, Newark, New Jersey. End of service: 04/05/2020 

Reuven Maroth, EMT, past captain, Hackensack (New Jersey) Volunteer Ambulance Corps. End of service: 04/01/2020 

Israel Tolentino, 33, firefighter-EMT, Passaic (New Jersey) Fire. End of service: 03/31/2020 

James Villecco, 55, auto mechanic, FDNY. End of service: 03/29/2020 

Note: It is our intent to maintain an accurate and up-to-date directory. If we have not included an EMS professional, first please accept our apology and condolences. Second, please send us their name and a link to a news report, department press release or obituary so we can include them and link to additional information. Thank you.

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