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    Unhappy death of a FDNY EMT

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Andre Lahens, an EMT with the FDNY. He died a week after a drunk driver hit the ambulance he was working on while responding to a call.

    May we never forget this wonderful man.

    Andre-peace be with you
    Alisa Tappana, NREMT-B/CNA

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    Jun 2006


    Just to clarify for everyone, while certainly a tragic accident, the New York Post today INCORRECTLY reported the victim had died.

    We have an excellent relationship with the Post following 9-11 and unfortunately they posted incorrect information which we then picked up. It is certainly a rare occurance, especially given the circumstances here.

    They have taken down their story -- which appear in today's editions of their paper -- as we did immediately upon learning that in fact the EMT remains in critical condition at the hospital.


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    Aug 2001
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    Unhappy UPDATE

    Confirmation from the official New York City website:

    Mayor Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Scoppetta sadly announce the death of Fire Department EMT Andre Lahens

    Friday, April 26, 2002 - Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta today announced the death of Fire Department EMT Andre Lahens, age 47, of EMS Battalion 39 in Brooklyn. EMT Lahens, a 25-year veteran of the FDNY EMS Bureau, died earlier today as a result of injuries sustained in the line of duty on April 18, 2002.


    Rest in peace Andre. God bless and comfort his family and friends!
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