Ind. paramedic dies after medical emergency during training
Paramedic Kyle Martincic is the White River Township Fire Department's first line-of-duty death
Duty Death: Kyle Martincic - [White River Township, Indiana]
End of Service: 08/23/2021
The Indianapolis Star
WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP, Ind. — A White River Township paramedic died Monday during a fitness training, officials said, becoming the first line of duty death within the fire department.
Officials said Kyle Martincic had a "medical emergency" during the routine training. Fellow White River Township Fire Department paramedics, firefighters and EMTs at the training provided treatment before he was taken to the hospital.
The 34-year-old died at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
His death is the fire department's first line of duty death.
"Our department is absolutely heartbroken to lose our brother Kyle Martincic. He was not only an excellent paramedic, but he was also a friend, mentor and counselor to those he worked with," the department said in a statement. "He had the unique ability to brighten a room with his warm smile and positive attitude. I know that his legacy did not end today. It lives on in the hearts of his brothers and sisters in the fire service as well as in those people he provided medical care to in their time of need."
Martincic joined the department in 2019. He previously worked as a paramedic with the Bargersville Community Fire Department and IU Health Bloomington EMS. He is survived by his wife and two children.
A GoFundMe is collecting donations for the family of Paramedic Kyle Martincic. The fundraiser says, "The deep sense of loss felt by family, friends, and all his brothers and sisters in public safety is a testament to the love we feel for Kyle."