The purpose of the National EMS Memorial Service is to remember and honor those emergency medical services personnel who have died in the line of duty and to recognize the ultimate sacrifice they have made for their fellow man.

The Memorial

The National EMS Memorial is composed of the Tree of Life and the Memorial Book. The Tree of Life is a representation of an oak tree, symbolizing strength. The name, agency and date of loss of each National EMS Memorial Service honoree is engraved on a bronze oak leaf, which [...] Read More

The Service

The National EMS Memorial Service is a nondenominational ceremony held each year to honor those men and women of America's EMS systems who have lost their lives in the line of duty. During the ceremony family members, friends, coworkers, EMS and political leaders, and colleagues from EMS [...] Read More

Weekend of Honor

The National EMS Memorial Service is not a single event but rather encompasses a number of events spanning three days, all centered around and leading up to the Saturday evening ceremony known as "the National EMS Memorial Service." [...] Read More

Moment of Silence

The National Moment of Silence is a project of the National EMS Memorial Service. Reading these pages should provide you with any information [...] Read More

Notice of Fatality

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The National EMS Memorial Service is held each year to honor those who have lost their lives while saving others in EMS related incidents [...] Read More

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Kristin Elizabeth McLain 2016 Honoree

Kristin Elizabeth McLain Travis County Star Flight Austin, Texas Kristin’s life was about putting others first. She began her medical career in 2001 as an ER nurse and soon pursued a career as a flight nurse beginning with Flight for Life in Summit County, Colorado. She took a lead in everything she did, from the […]

Janice M. Keen-Livingston 2016 Honoree

Janice M. Keen-Livingston West End Ambulance Service Johnstown, Pennsylvania Janice Keen-Livingston was a Paramedic for the West End Ambulance Service in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. A mother of two, she had been with the ambulance service since 2005. She had many roles in her career, including Paramedic, Supervisor, and Training Officer. She was a CPR instructor for […]

Kyle Matthew Juarez 2016 Honoree

Kyle Matthew Juarez American Ambulance/SkyLife Helicopter Fresno, California Kyle Juarez was born in Fresno, California. After graduating from high school, he went on to continue his education at Fresno City College and California State University, graduating with a History degree. While waiting to be accepted into Fresno City College Fire Academy, he worked to get […]

Rick G. Hartley 2016 Honoree

Rick G. Hartley Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service Springfield, Colorado Rick G. Hartley, 63, of the Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service died November 6, 2015. Rick was a Paramedic, EMS Director, husband, and father of three. Rick’s dedication and passion for helping his community started many years ago. He began volunteering as an EMT in […]

Stuart Hardy 2016 Honoree

Stuart Hardy Burton Fire Department Beaufort, South Carolina Stuart Hardy, husband and father of three, died in his first year of service with Burton Fire District in Beaufort, South Carolina at the age of 31. Stuart completed his Emergency Medical Technician training on July 31, 2015 and received certification on August 15, 2015. Firefighter/EMT Hardy […]

Daniel Hampton 2016 Honoree

Daniel Hampton City of Burnet Fire Department Burnet, Texas On the evening of September 18, 2015, 35-year-old Firefighter/EMT Daniel Hampton and his partner were called to a local hospital for an inter-facility transfer of a cardiac patient. While en route to the receiving facility, the ambulance crashed with a tractor trailer. He was pronounced dead […]