David A. Davis
End of Tour: March 2, 2013
Worcester EMS has lost a dear friend, extended family member and an inspirational paramedic. Worcester EMS Paramedic David (“Dave”) Davis (Ret.) died Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. Dave was a mentor and educator for new paramedics, and was quick to instill departmental pride in everyone that worked here. His friendly nature and consummate professionalism helped to develop strong bonds with our public safety partners from the Worcester Police and Fire Departments in the nascent years of our EMS service.
Those of us that had the privilege of working with Dave, remember his expertise as a clinician and his unique ability to relate with, and interact with patients. Dave was never above sitting down and talking with patients and families, wherever and whenever it was necessary. He truly cared about the patients he took care of and was dedicated to the communities he served. His contributions and legacy help define what we are today.
Dave began his public safety career as a fire fighter, serving for many years on the Dudley MA Fire Department. He graduated from the Springfield Technical Community College Paramedic Program in 1979. Dave worked first at Worcester Himmer Ambulance and then joined the team at Worcester City Hospital EMS. For a short time in the mid 1980’s he flew as a flight paramedic for Boston Med Flight.
UMass Memorial EMS will always remember David Davis as a consummate professional and a true friend and colleague.