Media Advisory: New York State Department of Health to Honor Fallen Emergency Medical Services Professionals

ALBANY (May 19, 2015) - The New York State Department of Health (DOH) will honor the efforts and sacrifices made by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals and volunteers to protect New Yorkers and add two names to the state's 'Tree of Life' Memorial, recognizing EMS workers who have lost their lives in the service of others.


  • May 19, 2015: 1:00 p.m.


  • Tree of Life Memorial
    Empire State Plaza (between the Egg and State Street)
    Albany, NY


  • New York State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
  • New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker
  • New York State Senate Majority Leader John J. Flanagan
  • New York State Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle
  • New York State Senator John J. Bonacic

The ceremony is being held in conjunction with National EMS Week, which began on May 17.