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    Unhappy Non-LODD: KY FF/paramedic

    It is with deep regret and sadness that I report the passing of Firefighter/Paramedic Randy McCarty of Prestonsburg, KY on the evening of January 24, 2005. Randy fell ill at his home and later died at Highlands Regional Medical Center of an apparent heart attack. He was employed as a firefighter/paramedic with Paintsville Fire-Rescue-EMS, was formerly a member of the Oil Springs Volunteer Fire Department, and most recently had served as an assistant chief of W.R. Castle Vol. Fire & Rescue. He is survived by his wife, one son, three stepchildren, his mother, and one brother.

    Visitation will be Wednesday at Paintsville Station 1 and prior to the funeral at 1 pm Thursday, also at Station 1. Please PM me if you would like an address for condolences; I am still checking on that.

    On a personal note, I knew Randy well as a neighbor, brother firefighter, and friend. He was a skilled and aggressive medic, a veteran firefighter, and a knowledgeable instructor who had been involved in the fire service for over half of his 36 years. I saw his level head and determination serve both of us well as we worked together on interior attacks, cardiac arrests, vehicle extrications, and more. Recent changes in our officers have placed me in Randy's old position, and I will never quite feel the same about placing a helmet numbered 302 on my head now that Randy is gone.

    This is an incredible shock to all three of Randy's current and former departments. He represents a great loss to the fire, rescue, and EMS community of Johnson County.

    Rest in peace, Randy.
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    Dosen't matter if it is a LODD or not. A loss is a loss.

    Rest in Peace Brother.

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    Originally posted by StLRes2cue
    Dosen't matter if it is a LODD or not. A loss is a loss.

    Rest in Peace Brother.
    Ditto.

    Know that you're in our thoughts as well.
    Take Care - Stay Safe - God Bless
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    In our thoughts and prayers out here, as well.
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    Unhappy Here Too..................

    The Members of the Glenn Dale VFA join me in expressing our condolences as well......
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    Im with them, weather on call or at home an active member is an active member and I'm saddened to hear of our loss.

    My deepst regaurds, and please pass on to the family that the DFD holds you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rest soundly Brother
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    Our condolences go out to his family and friend and his extended fire departmetn family.

    May god bless.
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