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[Share]Published: February 22, 2013

Numerous FDNY Members Attend Funeral for Indianapolis EMT from Staten Island

Numerous FDNY members attended the funeral for Indianapolis EMT Private Timothy McCormick on Staten Island, with several serving as pallbearers.

Numerous FDNY members attended the funeral for Indianapolis EMT Private Timothy McCormick on Staten Island, with several serving as pallbearers.

FDNY members gathered at Staten Island's Our Lady of Good Counsel on Feb. 22, for the funeral of Tim McCormick, 24, a dedicated Indianapolis EMT from Staten Island.

"For such a young age, he had such a zest for life and passion for his work," Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano said. "He was a true hero and I wish he could have been a member of our Department."

EMT Private McCormick and his partner, Specialist Cody Medley, were killed in a vehicle accident involving their ambulance on Feb. 16.

Fire Commissioner Cassano, Chief of EMS Abdo Nahmod, FDNY EMS members and the FDNY Ceremonial Unit attended the funeral of the man who many described as kind and always willing to help others.

Numerous FDNY members gathered at Staten Islandís Our Lady of Good Counsel on Feb. 22, for the funeral of Tim McCormick, a dedicated Indianapolis EMT from Staten Island.

Numerous FDNY members gathered at Staten Islandís Our Lady of Good Counsel on Feb. 22, for the funeral of Tim McCormick, a dedicated Indianapolis EMT from Staten Island.

After growing up on Staten Island and attending Regis High School, EMT Private McCormick attended St. Lawrence University and then Indiana University on a music scholarship. He joined the Indianapolis EMS in 2010.

EMT Private McCormick was a full-time college student and had a full-time job when he attended – and completed – paramedic school last year. He just received his credentials to become a paramedic in January.

And many coworkers remembered his kindness. Last Christmas, he was said to have switched shifts with another EMT who was a single mother.

When not working, he would help the homeless or travel to help those less fortunate.

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