WASHINGTON: An EMT with the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Calvert County, Maryland, died while performing her duties as a first responder, Saturday morning.
The North Beach Volunteer Fire Department announced the death of Rescue Captain Patricia “Pat” Osburn.
Osburn experienced what’s being called “a medical emergency” while performing her duties as an Emergency Medical Technician. She was transported to the Calvert Health Medical Center where she was unresponsive. Resuscitative efforts were initiated but Osburn was pronounced dead at 6:49 a.m.
No further details were released as to the cause of death.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan paid tribute to Captain Osburn on Twitter.
It is with a heavy heart that we learn of the passing of a dedicated first responder in the line of duty, volunteer Emergency Medical Technician Patricia “Pat” Osburn. Our prayers go out to Pat’s family, the North Beach Volunteer Fire Dpt, and the greater Calvert County community https://t.co/bbd47mjend
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) May 26, 2018
Osburn joined the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department on Oct. 31, 1999 and served 18 years with the department, according to the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department. Osburn’s dedication to the department earned her many awards including Top EMS Runner for several years as well as numerous recognitions for saving lives.