- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

FLUSHING, Mich. (AP) - Plans are in the works to create a Michigan memorial for emergency medical workers who have died during life-saving efforts.

Noah Farrer of Flushing has been a paramedic for 19 years and tells The Flint Journal (https://bit.ly/18ltSyJ ) more than 40 have died since 1985. He started the Michigan EMS Memorial organization in 2012 and on Saturday is planning a fundraising dinner in Flushing to boost efforts.

Farrer, who serves as president of the nonprofit, says: “We can’t forget the people who died making sure others could live.”

The memorial could cost about $200,000. Since 2013, the group has been hosting multi-day gathering during the last weekend in June that culminates in a formal memorial service. Farrer and other paramedics also teach EMS classes at the event.

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Online:

https://www.michiganemsmemorial.org

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Information from: The Flint Journal, https://www.mlive.com/flint

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