The FDNY Foundation sends our condolences to the family and friends of FDNY EMT John Redd who passed away from the coronavirus. EMT Redd was a 26-year veteran of the FDNY. He was a responder to the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero was assigned to the FDNY Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD).
“When New Yorkers have a medical emergency they call 911 for help. EMT John Redd was the reassuring voice on the other end of that lifeline, talking to patients in need or families calling to bring badly needed care to a loved one,” said Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “Thousands and thousands of times in his career, EMT Redd quite literally answered the call for help in our city. He was a vital part of our emergency medical response and all of the FDNY mourns his loss.”