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New York EMS Chief Dies From Cardiac Arrest

It is with deep regret that Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad and the Broome County Office of Emergency Services have advised us of the Line of Duty Death of Chief Karen Hand, AEMT-CC this morning. 

Karen was the Chief of the Broome Volunteer Emergency Squad, and lost her life to sudden cardiac arrest this morning while on a run. In addition to her 17 years of service with BVES, Karen was Captain of the Lisle Fire Company EMS First Response Team, has served as a Deputy EMS Coordinator with the Broome County Office of Emergency Services for the past 20 years, and was a member of the Southern Tier CISM Team. As always, our sincere condolences.

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