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LODD: Fla. firefighter-paramedic dies suddenly while on duty

Hollywood Fire Rescue engineer and paramedic Daryel Richards, a 22-year fire veteran, was set to retire this year

Duty Death: Daryel Richards - [Hollywood, Florida]


By FireRescue1 Staff

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — A firefighter-paramedic died suddenly March 9 while on the job.

According to his obituary, 22-year veteran Hollywood Fire Rescue engineer and paramedic Daryel Richards, 58, was set to retire this year after a long career at the department.

Richards studied medicine in New York before moving to Florida, where he taught medicine and became a first responder.

Richards was described as someone who loved his job and had a passion for helping people.

Governor Rick Scott ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Richards.

 

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