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Here we honour our fallen colleagues who have died in the line of duty doing what they loved – helping people in need.

Each fallen colleague has a unique story and ultimately gave the supreme sacrifice of their lives in order to help others. These people are heroes and we honour them as such. Whether these heroes died in

the line of fire, the line of duty, or through a tragic accident while working – we honour their sacrifice equally. The following is a small story of each of our fallen colleagues:


William (Billy) Mallock

William (Billy) D. Mallock, PCP and Flight Paramedic
Organization: Ambulance NB – Grand Manan
Died in the line of duty August 16, 2014
Billy was returning to the Grand Manan Airport from a medical flight when the plane crashed near the Grand Manan airport. A Paramedic for twenty years, Billy worked with ANB since the company startup in 2007. Billy was a kind, generous person who was always willing to lend a hand when needed and never spoke an unkind word about anyone. Billy lived in Seal Cove, Grand Manan Island, NB with his wife Kathy. They had two children Valerie and Douglas.



Christopher Snowball
PCP Flight Paramedic

Organization: Ornge – Moosonee
Died in the line of duty May 31, 2013

Chris was responding by helicopter from Moosonee to a medevac request in Attawapiskat shortly after 12:00 am. Contact was lost with the helicopter shortly after takeoff. The crash site was found at daybreak a few kilometres away from the launch site. Chris, his partner Dustin and the two pilots, Don Filliter and Jacques Dupuy all perished in the crash. Chris was 38 years old and had over 10 years experience in EMS. He was married and had three children.



Dustin Dagenais
PCP Flight Paramedic

Organization: Ornge – Moosonee
Died in the line of duty May 31, 2013

Dustin was responding by helicopter from Moosonee to a medevac request in Attawapiskat shortly after 12:00 am. Contact was lost with the helicopter shortly after takeoff. The crash site was found at daybreak a few kilometres away from the launch site. Dustin, his partner Chris and the two pilots, Don Filliter and Jacques Dupuy all perished in the crash. Dustin was 34 years old and had worked in the James Bay area for the previous two years. He was married and had one child.



John O’Mahoney
EMR

Organization: Alberta Health Services – McLennan
Died in the line of duty December 6, 2010

John was driving the ambulance from McLennan to Grande Prairie with his partner, a patient and the patient’s family member in the back. A trailer on a truck hauling empty propane tanks came loose, crossing the centre line and killing John at the scene. The other three passengers received non-life threatening injuries. John is a recently retired math teacher who also had over 30 years of EMS service in varying roles from full time to casual, working alternately as an EMT and at times as an EMS manager.



Jo-Ann Fuller
PCP Unit Chief

Organization: British Columbia Ambulance Service – Tofino
Died in the line of duty October 19, 2010

Jo-Ann, along with her partner Ivan Polivka, was returning from transporting a patient to hospital in the nearby community of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. On a winding stretch of road her ambulance tumbled down a steep embankment and plunged into Kennedy Lake, killing Jo-Ann and her partner. 59 year old Jo-Ann was married and a new Grandmother.



Ivan Polivka
PCP

Organization: British Columbia Ambulance Service – Tofino
Died in the line of duty October 19, 2010

Ivan, with his partner Jo-Ann Fuller, was returning from transporting a patient to hospital in the nearby community of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island. On a winding stretch of road their ambulance tumbled down a steep embankment and plunged into Kennedy Lake, killing Ivan and his partner. Ivan, 65, was soon to retire. He lost his wife to cancer the previous year.



Kristal Giesebrecht
Master Corporal - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 1 Field Hospital, Petawawa
Died in the line of duty: June 26, 2010

Kristal was deployed as a medic in Afghanistan and attached to the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. She and Andrew Miller were killed approximately 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar when their vehicle detonated an IED. They were responding to a report of a mine found in the doorway of a home. 34 year old Kristal was originally from Wallaceburg, Ont.  She was married and serving her second tour in Afghanistan.



Andrew Miller
Private - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 2 Field Ambulance, Petawawa
Died in the line of duty: June 26, 2010

Andrew was deployed as a medic in Afghanistan and attached to the 1st Battalion, Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group. He and Kristal Giesebrecht were killed approximately 20 kilometres southwest of Kandahar when their vehicle detonated an IED. They were responding to a report of a mine found in the doorway of a home. Andrew, 21, was from Sudbury, Ont. and on his first tour in Afghanistan.



Colin Wilmot
Private - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 1 Field Ambulance, Edmonton
Died in the line of duty: July 08, 2008

24 year old Colin was killed by an improvised explosive device in the Panjwaii district on July 5th. He was working with an overnight foot patrol with troops from the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Colin wasn’t originally scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan, but demanded to be sent after winning the top award at the Canadian Force’s medic course. Colin was also a registered EMT in Alberta.



Michael Starker
Corporal - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 15 Field Ambulance, Edmonton
Died in the line of duty: May 08, 2008

Michael was a 36 year old paramedic with Calgary EMS. He also was a reserve medic with the Canadian Forces. Michael was shot and killed in an ambush while on foot patrol in Masum Ghar, about 35 kilometres west of Kandahar



Mike Gray
PCP - Vancouver

Organization: British Columbia Ambulance Service – Tofino
Died in the line of duty April 08, 2008

Mike, a 39 year old paramedic with 11 years experience, collapsed while driving the ambulance after clearing from Vancouver General Hospital. His ambulance struck several parked cars but neither his partner nor any bystanders were injured.



Nicholas Beauchamp
Corporal - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 5 Field Ambulance, Valcartier
Died in the line of duty: November 17, 2007

28 year old Medic Nicolas Beauchamp was killed on November 17th while serving in Afghanistan. He was killed by a roadside bomb in the Zahri district of Afghanistan. Nicolas’ wife, Dolores, was also serving in the same unit at the time. Nicolas is the father of a boy and girl aged 8 and 7 at the time of the incident.



Christian Duchesne
Master Corporal - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 5 Field Ambulance, Valcartier
Died in the line of duty: August 22, 2007

Christian, a medic with 14 years military service, was killed along with another solder and an Afghan interpreter by a roadside bomb approximately 50 km west of Kandahar. Christian is the father of three girls and was 34 at the time of the incident.



Michael S. Jolin
EMT

Organization: HSE Integrated Ltd., Fox Creek
Died in the line of duty: March 11, 2007

Michael was on duty for HSE Integrated Ltd. as an EMT when he was fatally injured in a workplace accident at an oilfield site, just west of Fox Creek, Alberta. Michael was 31 years of age.



Paul Patterson
A-EMCA

Organization: Sun Parlour EMS, Chatham-Kent
Died in the line of duty: February 25, 2007

Paul Patterson, a 30 year old Paramedic, was the lone occupant of a Paramedic Response Unit SUV when the incident occurred. Paul, a Chatham-Kent paramedic, responding to an emergency, was killed when his vehicle slid off an icy road and rolled over.



Glen Arnold
Corporal - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 2 Field Ambulance, Petawawa
Died in the line of duty: September 18, 2006

Glen was killed while serving as a medic in Afghanistan. He was killed along with three other Canadian soldiers when a suicide bomber attacked a Canadian foot patrol about 30 kilometres west of Kandahar. Cpl. Arnold was 32 years old.



Andrew Eykelenboom
Corporal - Medic

Organization: Canadian Forces, 1 Field Ambulance, Edmonton
Died in the line of duty: August 11, 2006

Andrew was killed while serving in Afghanistan. 23 year old Andrew was also a licensed Emergency Medical Tech in the province of Alberta. Originally from Comox, B.C., he was deployed as a dismounted Medic on Operation Archer in Kandahar, Afghanistan from January to August 06.



Shawn Currier
PCP

Organization: British Columbia Ambulance Service – Kimberly
Died in the line of duty May 17, 2006

Teck Cominco, Sullivan Mine– Kimberly BC. While responding to a drowning call in a tailings pond at the decommissioned mine Shawn and his partner Kim, along with a mine employee, were overcome and became the 3rd and 4th victims of low oxygen atmosphere.



Kim Weitzel
PCP

Organization: British Columbia Ambulance Service – Kimberly
Died in the line of duty May 17, 2006

Teck Cominco, Sullivan Mine– Kimberly BC. While responding to a drowning call in a tailings pond at the decommissioned mine Kim and her partner Shawn, along with a mine employee, were overcome and became the 3rd and 4th victims of low oxygen atmosphere.



Andrea Thompson
ACP - Flight Medic

Organization: Thunder Airlines – Dryden
Died in the line of duty October 02, 2005

Andrea died suddenly of unknown causes in North Western Ontario. Andrea collapsed early in the morning at her home, while on standby, as she was answering a flight call. Andrea was 26 years of age.



John Rossiter

Organization: Emergency Medical Care Inc. – Halifax
Died in the line of duty September 29, 2003

John died in the Line of Duty during hurricane Juan. A tree blew over, crushing his ambulance while he and his partner responded to a call. John was 31 years of age.



Wayne Dufty
Communications Officer/Paramedic

Organization: Toronto EMS – Toronto
Died in the line of duty May 29, 2003

Wayne unexpectedly died during an Ambulance Record Information System 2 training session at the Medical Air Transport Centre. Wayne was 52 years of age.



April Brydges-Hopkin
VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDER

Organization: Goulais Fire & Rescue
Died in the line of duty October 20, 2002

April Brydges-Hopkin, a volunteer medical responder and firefighter with Goulais Fire & Rescue, was killed October 20, 2002, in a vehicle crash. Mother of two children. April was driving on Highway 17 en route to the fire station to respond to a Motor vehicle accident when she collided with a SUV heading the other direction.



Jacques Beauregard
Paramedic

Location: Ferme-Neuve, Quebec
Died in the line of duty April 22, 2000

Jacques and the 87 year old patient he was transporting to hospital drowned when the ambulance he was travelling in was struck by an impaired driver and plunged in the Lievre River. His partner barely escaped. Jacques was 54 and was also the long-standing Mayor of Ferme-Neuve. He was married and had one son.



Francois Pichette
Paramedic

Location: Sabrevois, Quebec
Died in the line of duty October 4, 1999

Francois and his partner crashed while responding to an accident on Hwy. 133 near Sabrevois. Badly worn tires on the ambulance were largely to blame for the crash.



Ronald MacDonald
First Responder

Organization: Porters Lake Fire Service – Halifax County
Died in the line of duty February 11, 1997

Ronald died while responding in his private vehicle to an MVC in Lake Echo, Nova Scotia. He himself was involved in a MVC and succumbed to his injuries at the scene.



Ken Doughty
Paramedic

Died in the line of duty October 4, 1995

Helicopter crash in mountains, USSR.



Keith Barrie
Paramedic

Location: Beausejour
Died in the line of duty July 27, 1995

While responding to an emergency, the ambulabce Keith and his partner, Manuel Caudros were in call collided with a semi trailer truck at a highway intersection near Beausejour, Manitoba.



Manueal Caudros
Paramedic

Location: Beausejour
Died in the line of duty July 27, 1995

While responding to an emergency, the ambulabce Manueal and his partner, Keith Barrie were in call collided with a semi trailer truck at a highway intersection near Beausejour, Manitoba.



Andy Goedicke
Infant Transport Flight Paramedic

Organization: B.C. Ambulance Service – Vancouver
Died in the line of duty January 11, 1995

Lear 35 Jet enroute to a med-evac flew into the Pacific on an IFR winter night flight on final approach to Masset, B.C. due to incorrectly set altimeters. Two pilots and a physician died along with the paramedics, Andy and Wendy.



Wendy Thompson
EMA II

Organization: B.C. Ambulance Service – Vancouver
Died in the line of duty January 11, 1995

Lear 35 Jet enroute to a med-evac flew into the Pacific on an IFR winter night flight on final approach to Masset, B.C. due to incorrectly set altimeters. Two pilots and a physician died along with the paramedics, Wendy and Andy.



Carol Schlamp
EMA I

Organization: B.C. Ambulance Service – Hope
Died in the line of duty January 26, 1993

Carol and her partner were returning to their station after a day of working in the Fraser Valley when the ambulance they were in was involved in a tragic accident, striking a rock wall along Highway 1 near Hope, BC.



Theresa Bond
EMA II - Unit Chief

Organization: B.C. Ambulance Service – Atlin
Died in the line of duty April 05, 1990

Theresa Bond, 42, was the Unit Chief at the Atlin station in north western British Columbia when she died in a plane crash en route to a Unit Chiefs’ meeting in Smithers. She left three sons in their late teens and early 20′s.



Charles Ransom
Ambulance Attendant

Location: Harrow, Ontario
Died in the line of duty June 26, 1989

Charles was attending to a patient with a fractured ankle who was being transported by air ambulance from Pelee Island in Lake Erie. Shortly after takeoff, the plane crashed killing Charles along with the pilot Frederick Lewis and the patient’s husband. The patient and co-pilot both survived. Charles was 28 years old.



Donald Contant
Flight Paramedic

Location: Timmins, Ontario
Died in the line of duty November 30, 1988

Donald and his partner, Ian, were killed in a MedEvac plane crash.



Ian Harris
Flight Paramedic

Location: Timmins, Ontario
Died in the line of duty November 30, 1988

Ian and his partner, Donald, were killed in a MedEvac plane crash.



Tony Sunderland
Industrial First Aid Attendant

Organization: B.C. Ambulance Service – Endako
Died in the line of duty June 04, 1988

Tony, 41, collapsed and died of a heart attack while attending to two critical patients from a motor vehicle accident near Endako, BC. Tony was the first British Columbia paramedic to die while on duty. He was married and had two sons.



Peter Madill
Ambulance Officer

Organization: Department of Ambulance Services – Toronto
Died in the line of duty November 30, 1980

Peter was responding to a call for a downed plane north of Toronto International Airport. While searching in a field along with other emergency responders, Peter suffered a severe asthma attack and collapsed in cardiac arrest. The other ambulance personnel on the scene were unable to save him. Peter was 24 years old and had worked for Metro D.A.S for three years.




Full listing of our fallen colleagues coming soon.