MASTIC BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT

265 Neighborhood Rd, PO Box 483 Mastic Beach NY 11951
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BY THE ORDER OF THE CHIEF OF HAMPTON BAYS VOLUNTEER AMBULANCE CORP.

It is with a heavy heart that the Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance Corps announces the line of duty death of Paramedic Ralph Oswald.

On Monday, February 9, 2015 at approximately 8:58 AM, Paramedic Oswald, 64, responded to a call for a unresponsive male patient. While providing emergency medical assessment on the patient, Paramedic Oswald stated to his crew that he was experiencing distress, whereupon he immediately collapsed in cardiac arrest. 

Hampton Bays Volunteer Ambulance along with Southampton Village Volunteer Ambulance Corps responded and transported Paramedic Oswald to Southampton Hospital, where he was pronounced dead after pre-hospital and in-hospital resuscitative efforts.
Funeral arrangements are pending.
LINE OF DUTY DEATH NOTICE