Grieving crews from Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) have paid tribute to two of their colleagues who have died from COVID-19 this week, by giving them a ‘blue-light salute’.
The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician from North Yorkshire & Specialist Paramedic from West Yorkshire died on Tuesday 28th April and Thursday 30th April respectively.
Both had served with YAS for a considerable amount of time, saving countless lives in their respective communities. They were both well-liked and highly respected members of YAS.
Rod Barnes, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said:
“Both colleagues had worked tirelessly for many years serving their local communities, and were married with families.
“On behalf of everyone at YAS, we would like to offer our deepest sympathies to their families.
“We know that many people within the Trust are affected by this very tragic news and we are supporting our staff at this very difficult time.
“We ask that the wishes of the families for privacy are respected”.
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