EMT Becomes Eighth FDNY Member to Die of COVID-19

April 22, 2020
FDNY EMT Idris Bey, a 27-year EMS veteran and part of the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center, was assigned to the department's EMS Bureau of Training in 2002.

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Another veteran FDNY EMT has died from COVID-19, the eighth member of the department to perish from the deadly virus.

Idris Bey, 60, was a 27-year EMS veteran and part of the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center, the department announced in an online statement. He was assigned to the FDNY's EMS Bureau of Training in 2002, and while at the EMS Training Academy at Fort Totten, Bey was a CFR Instructor and taught emergency medical care.


⁣⁣“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," Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro said in a statement. "Every New Yorker owes him a debt of gratitude for the expert education he provided our EMTs and Firefighters. 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.”⁣

Bey, a Queens resident who is survived by his four children, started with the FDNY in 1993 at Station 35 in Williamsburg. After working nine years at the station, he was assigned to Fort Totten academy.

The EMT is the eighth FDNY member to die from COVID-19. Seven members have been announced publicly, but one member’s family has asked for anonymity, according to the department.

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