The FDNY Foundation sends our condolences to the family and friends of FDNY EMT Idris Bey who passed away from the coronavirus. EMT Bey was a 27-year veteran of the FDNY. He was a responder to the rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero and was assigned to the FDNY EMS Bureau of Training since 2002. At the Academy at Fort Totten, EMT Bey was a CFR Instructor and taught emergency medical care to his fellow EMTs and Firefighters.
“During his extraordinary career, EMT Bey responded to countless calls for help in Brooklyn, and then took his experience and dedication to our academy, where he was responsible for the lifesaving training received by thousands of FDNY members. Every New Yorker owes him a debt of gratitude for the expert education he provided our EMTs and Firefighters,” said Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro. “FDNY is known as the best Fire Department in the world, and our prehospital emergency medical care is second to none. Those facts are thanks to incredible people like Idris Bey, who dedicated their lives to the safety and training of our members.”
EMT Bey began his career assigned to Station 35 in Williamsburg in 1993. After nine years in Brooklyn, he was assigned to the EMS Training Academy at Fort Totten where he was a kind, beloved, veteran instructor for nearly two decades.