Muddy Angels bicyclists make pit stop on East Coast ride at Noroton Fire Department

FDNY Paramedic Kevin Costello , left, and Empress EMS (Yonkers) Paramedic Bill Rothschild.

The Muddy Angels headed back out on the road Monday after a brief pit stop at the Noroton Fire Dept . Members of NorotonĀ  Fire Dept and Darien EMS Post 53 were on hand to greet the bikersĀ on Monday. The bikers are emergency medical services workers riding from Boston to Washington D.C. to raise money for ambulance personnel killed in the line of duty.There are multiple rides around the country Bill Rothschild is a Paramedic with Empress EMS based in Yonkers, New York. The trip is seven days and is a yearly event

The National EMS Memorial Bike Ride, Inc. (NEMSMBR) honors Emergency Medical Services personnel by organizing and implementing long distance cycling events that memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve everyday, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty.

The vision of the NEMSMBR is to see recognition of EMS as a profession, a reduction in debilitating injuries and Line of Duty Death (LODD) in EMS and a national EMS accountability system. It is our hope that these events will focus attention on the accomplishments of all EMS personnel, and educate the community at large about the need for improved safety standards, injury prevention, disability tracking and death benefits for EMS personnel and their families.

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