In the previous article this week, we talked about educating our public about what we do EMS. In this article we talk about who does it or more specifically, those who have died doing their jobs in EMS in the past year.

Remembering Our EMS Fallen Heroes


Every year, the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, nick-named the “Muddy Angels” travels across a portion of the country to commemorate our fallen EMS providers. This year they’re actually conducting three different rides. One ran from Maine to Pennsylvania and another ran through Kentucky during May, around EMS Week. Another event is planned for Colorado in soon.

There’s a great article over at that covers the bike rides various legs in a National EMS Memorial Bike Ride Diary of sorts. In there you get to “meet” some of the riders consisting of EMS providers, ER physicians, and concerned citizens and family members of the fallen.

Memorial Ride Makes Special Stops

In some places, they stopped and visited briefly with family members, presenting them with commemorative dog tags. For the riders through the Northeast, they even visited Newtown, Connecticut site of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

Overall this is a wonderful way to remember our fallen comrades of the previous year and educate the public about EMS in a very powerful way. I urge you to check back at this article as they continue to add to the Muddy Angels’ diary at


Follow-up on the link for this and other news items as well as all of the additional resource links in the show notes for this episode – Albuterol & Atrovent EMS Review and Episode 339.


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