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Alternate Posting Location: #NeverForget Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, FDNY EMS

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Rapid response: Risk of senseless violence is constantly looming

Lt. Alison Russo-Elling, FDNY EMS, was killed in the line of duty on September 29, 2022. Russo-Elling, 61, was a 25-year veteran of the department and was a World Trade Center first responder who assisted in rescue and recovery efforts, according to an FDNY statement. Russo-Elling began her career as an EMT before becoming a paramedic in 2002. She was promoted to Lieutenant in 2016.

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.