The FDNY Foundation sends our condolences to the family and friends of FDNY EMT Evelyn Ford who passed away from COVID-19. EMT Ford was a 27-year veteran of the FDNY. As a member assigned to Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), she served as citywide dispatcher, coordinating emergency medical response to large scale emergencies including major fires and mass casualty incidents.
EMT Evelyn Ford is the twelfth member of the Department to die due to COVID-19,” said Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “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.”
EMT Ford was a highly respected member of EMD and a mentor to hundreds of her fellow EMTs. She also served as an EMT in Station 31 in Brooklyn during her career.