On January 18th, Allina Health paramedic Brian Nagel and EMT Tim Daly were injured when an SUV struck their ambulance. Both Nagel and Daly were critically injured, with Nagel suffering bone fractures around his eye that required doctors to operate.
Now, just one month later, Nagel is not only walking out of the hospital, but he’s becoming an inspiration for those in EMS everywhere—as well as those that aspire to become EMTs and paramedics.
Posted on the Allina Health EMS Facebook page, Nagel is seen holding a piece of paper that reads “Family is More Than Blood.” In the photo, a recovering Nagel is seen smiling ear to ear, while friends, family, and co-workers offer words of encouragement.
Soon, IAEP (International Association of EMT and Paramedics) Local 167 will be selling t-shirts with this inspirational message. Available for just $15.00, the shirts are being sold in an effort to raise funds for Nagel and Daly’s recovery.
It’s not yet known when the shirts will be sold, but for more information, please visit the IAEP Local 167 website. We’ll also update you here at Paramedic Training Spot when these wonderful shirts become available, as well.
We encourage all of our readers to not only offer up reassuring words to Brian on his CaringBridge page, but to strongly consider purchasing this shirt in an effort to support these two injured EMS workers.
Nagel is thirty-year-old paramedic who was inside an Allina ambulance of the Buffalo Township on the day of his crash. The Buffalo Township is a township located in Wright County, Minnesota.