Media Advisory: EMS Memorial Dedication Ceremony Will Honor EMS Professionals

May 19th Ceremony Will Offer Special Tribute to Those Fallen in the Line of Duty

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 18, 2010) - State officials, legislators and members of the public will join Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals, their families and friends on Wednesday, May 19, at 11 a.m., on the Empire State Plaza in Albany, to honor all EMS providers and pay special tribute to three EMS professionals who lost their lives in service to others.

The names of the three fallen EMS professionals – Mark B. Davis of Jefferson County, Richard F. Quigley of Putnam County, and Louis J. Flury of Erie County – will be inscribed on the New York State EMS Memorial, which features the names of 36 other EMS professionals whose names have been placed on the Memorial since its dedication in May, 2004.

The ceremony will feature a presentation of colors by the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Center for Emergency Medical Services Honor Guard and the New York City Fire Department Medical Services Pipes & Drum Band and Ross Zastrow. Robert Delagi, chair of the New York State EMS Council, and State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., will lay the Memorial Wreath in honor of the EMS members who lost their lives.

WHO: State officials, legislators, EMS professional and their families and friends, and members of the public

WHAT: Annual EMS Memorial Dedication Ceremony

WHERE: Empire State Plaza, Albany (between the Capitol and the Egg)

WHEN: Wednesday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m.