Colleagues rally to support paramedic after house fire
The New Boston Fire Department is raising money for 30-year veteran paramedic Judy Knight, whose home sustained extensive damage
By EMS1 Staff
NEW BOSTON, N.H. —Colleagues are rallying behind a veteran paramedic after her home sustained extensive damage in a fire.
WMUR reported that the New Boston Fire Department has set up a GoFundMe page and is planning a breakfast fundraiser to support 30-year veteran paramedic Judy Knight, who said the day she watched her house burn from the driveway was the hardest day of her life.
“It was very hard to make that 911 call,” she said. “To be on the receiving end and not the giving end.”
New Boston Fire Chief Dan MacDonald said the crew was able to save the home, but the basement is extensively burned.
“What I have on for clothes is pretty much what I have,” Knight said. “Everybody’s been great. I have been overwhelmed by the response.”
“Members of the department pull together as a team, so we had two or three people just jump right up and say, ‘Here’s what we want to do. Why not put together a fund?'” Chief MacDonald said. “We want to put together a poster, and we want to get it out and try to get folks to come to the breakfast.”