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Video: Honoring the legacy of fallen EMS providers in 2021

As we reflect on the last 12 months, we remember the sacrifice of EMS professionals who selflessly gave their lives in service of their communities


Throughout 2021, EMS providers answered the calls of their communities, while also working to combat a new iteration of the pandemic – one that centered on EMS as a key role in vaccination rollout efforts.

In this video, we honor the memories of the providers who died in the line of duty; they will never be forgotten.

Rachel Engel is an award-winning journalist and the senior editor of and In addition to her regular editing duties, Engel seeks to tell the heroic, human stories of first responders and the importance of their work. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and began her career as a freelance writer, focusing on government and military issues. Engel joined Lexipol in 2015 and has since reported on issues related to public safety. Engel lives in Wichita, Kansas. She can be reached via email.

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