A mother-of-four who was a veteran EMT at the Fire Department of the City of New York has tragically passed away overnight.
58-year-old Evelyn Ford died from Covid-19 on Wednesday morning, the same day Emergency Medical Technicians across the city started undergoing coronavirus vaccination.
According to the reports, the mother-of-four worked at the Emergency Medical Dispatch unit and was a 27-year veteran at EMS.
“On the day we begin to vaccinate our EMS members from this deadly virus, it has once again taken one of our own. EMT Evelyn Ford is the twelfth member of the Department to die due to COVID-19,” FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro expressed.
“For nearly three decades, EMT Ford was a member of the busiest and best Emergency Medical Service in the world.
“She was a professional medical provider who responded to help those in need on countless calls, and she was a calm voice during major emergencies ensuring New Yorkers received the urgent care they needed. Our entire Department mourns her loss.”
Ford was not only a dedicated EMT but also a mother-of-four and a grandmother-of-three. She passed away just over one month after the death of her husband, 64-year-old Donnell Ford.
In a tribute to the EMS veteran, Mayor Bill de Blasio said:
“It’s very, very sad that just now, as we finally get to turn the corner, the vaccine has finally arrived, we lose a good woman who served us so well and for so long. Our hearts go out to her family and children.”
Our thoughts are with Ford’s family, friends, and colleagues at the department.
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