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Award Winner Ferneau Dies at Age 90

Sep 18, 2009

Richard H. Ferneau, 90, of Washington Court House, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, at Fayette Memorial Hospital, Ohio.

In 1990, Ferneau was awarded NAEMT's highest honor, the Rocco V. Morando Lifetime Achievement Award. During this award ceremony, the following statements outlined Dick Ferneau's contribution to the emergency industry: "Any EMT or Paramedic who has moved a patient owes a debt of gratitude to Mr. Ferneau for his list of contributions dating back to 1945. Richard is an inventor, an innovator, a benefactor and a humanitarian. His influence is felt in every EMS system in the United States and Canada, as well as 75 other countries throughout the world."

For his full obituary, please click here.