Colleagues mourn death of veteran Neb. EMT

Bob Rose was a member of the Edgar Fire and Rescue Department since 1974, as well as president of the Edgar EMTs

By EMS1 Staff

EDGAR, Neb. — A beloved veteran EMT died Saturday, according to officials.

Clay County News reported that Edgar Fire and Rescue Department EMT Bob Rose was a heavily-involved member of the department and served as president of Edgar EMTs.

He joined Edgar Fire and Rescue in 1974 and also served as Clay County Emergency Manager for 31 years. Rose also served as a volunteer recruiter, a planner, controller and training evaluator.

“Bob was a true icon. I learned so very, very much from him. All the road trips we took to meetings and classes, and I learned something new every single time,” Sutton Fire and Rescue member Anna Itzen said. “He will forever be remembered for his dedication to the City of Edgar, the citizens of Clay County, and the State of Nebraska. His reach was far and wide and his legacy will live on through the knowledge and compassion he shared.”

“Bob was a good man. He was always there when anyone needed help and never backed down from a challenge,” Clay Center Fire and Rescue member Tom Roemmich said. “He was passionate about everything he did and no one was more dedicated to EMS than Bob. He did a lot of great things for Clay County and all the fire and rescue departments. His knowledge, experience and friendship will be missed.”


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