Types of Service

The death of an EMT/Paramedic may occur under a variety of circumstances. To ensure all fallen EMS personnel are honored in a consistent manner, details are provided below following the National EMS Memorial Standards. A service director/chief's guide is available to all services under the EMS Directors tab.

Line of Duty Death

The death must be the result of a traumatic injury suffered in the line of duty (on a run or on scheduled duty), a cardiac event within 48 hours of a duty shift, illness proven to be attributed to the job by workers compensation.  (cardiac, stroke, mental illness or suicide).

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Active Duty Death

A full-time or volunteer member of an emergency medical service agency serving in an active capacity, Non-job-related death: Deaths, natural and traumatic, that are not directly related to an emergency medical service call.

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Retired or former EMS Personnel

An honored or retired member of an emergency medical service agency that passes away during a non-EMS activity of any reason.  Understanding we are all volunteer honor guard members, we attempt to have a member represent us when possible.