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Statement from Broome Emergency Services

Regarding death of long time EMS worker Karen Hand

(BINGHAMTON, NY) Karen Hand, Chief of the Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad, lost her life to sudden cardiac arrest Tuesday morning while caring for a patient being transported by her agency.  
 
 
"It is with profound sadness and regret that the Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad and the Broome County Office of Emergency Services announce the line-of-duty death of Karen Hand, AEMT-CC," stated Brett Chellis, OES Director and Broome County Fire Coordinator.
 
In addition to her 17 years of service with BVES, Karen was Captain of the Lisle Fire Company EMS First Response Team. She served as a Deputy EMS Coordinator with the Broome County Office of Emergency Services for the past 20 years. Karen also was a member of the Southern Tier CISM Team, she was an EMS Advisory Board member representing the Lisle Fire Company EMS First Response Team and was a former Broome County 9-1-1 dispatcher.
 
"She was a dedicated public servant who always demonstrated professionalism in everything she did,” said Chellis. 
 
 
Funeral arrangements are pending.

 

10/06/2010 - 9:24am