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For Release March 23, 2017

STATEMENT: UFA President James Slevin on Death of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo

New York - The following statement is from Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA) President James Slevin in reaction to the tragic death of FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo. The wake for EMT Arroyo will take place on Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24 in the Bronx, and the funeral will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 11am in the Bronx. CLICK Here for details.

"This week, we will lay to rest one of the City's best. We continue to mourn the loss of Emergency Medical Technician Yadira Arroyo, who was killed in the line of duty on the night of March 16th. Arroyo was appointed to the FDNY as an EMT in August of 2003 and was assigned to EMS Station 26 in the Bronx, where she served for 14 years. We lost a hero. She was a brave woman who was responding to a call for help, something she has dedicated her life to for the last 14 years. EMT Arroyo's death is a tragic reminder that firefighters, EMTs and all first responders deal with dangerous situations every day. Her courage, commitment and sacrifice to service will never be forgotten.

EMT Arroyo, who lived in the Bronx, is survived by her five sons, Jose Montes, 23; Edgar Montes, 22; Kenneth Robles, 19; Justin Robles, 16; and Isaiah Negron, 7; her parents, mother Laida Acevedo-Rosado and father Luis Arroyo, Sr.; her siblings Joell Arroyo and Luis Arroyo, Jr.; and numerous other relatives, including her stepfather Efrain Rosado and nine aunts and uncles.

On behalf of the entire UFA Executive Board and the union membership, we extend our condolences to the members of her family, the members of the companies that she served with and our brothers and sisters at the Uniformed, EMTs, Paramedics & Fire Inspectors F.D.N.Y. Local 2507."

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