Eagle County, CO, Paramedic Dies Responding to Rescue

Feb. 26, 2024
Eagle County Paramedic Services have not released details of the incident that claimed the medic.

A Colorado paramedic was killed while responding to a back country rescue call.

Eagle County Paramedic Steve Zuckerman, 61,  was killed on his way to a call in Vail. However, no details of the incident haven been released, 9 News reported.

Zuckerman was a member of the Search and Rescue team, a field trainer and was training as a critical care paramedic.

“Steve was one of the helpers. He never missed an opportunity to contribute and his death leaves a giant void in our organization and community,” Eagle County Paramedic Services CEO Brandon Daruna said.

He also served as medical director for World Cup races in Beaver Creek.

On a social media post for the Eagle County Paramedic Services, he once wrote: “EMS is a team sport and I work on an amazing team. Each day brings new challenges and new opportunities to practice field emergency medicine and to make a small difference.”