This memorial tribute is a small remembrance of many years of caring friendship and professional ties with those who have gone before us. We are grateful for having known these friends, we appreciate their accomplishments in their communities, and we know that the memories of their lives will be inspirational to us as we continue our journey.
"No man is an island, entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent...
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind."
— John Donne (1572-1631)
Let us all remember those who have been a part of our emergency management family in the past, especially those who have died in recent years.
These members who passed away since the 2018 IAEM Annual Conference were remembered at the 2019 IAEM Annual Conference by IAEM Chaplain Bob Goldhammer, CEM:
"He inspired me to do great, big, things. To think differently and be bold. And most importantly, not give a damn about the opposition. He is a game changer. He single-handedly changed our profession on a national scale.”
"Professionally he was the steady hand that guided our nation towards collaborative EM. His pen saved lives. His heart was his magic. He was an exceptional human.”
In Memoriam Archives: 2017 | 2013-2016