Boston EMS Long-Standing Deputy Retires

Yesterday marked the last shift for one of Boston EMS’s Evening Shift Commanders’ Deputy Superintendent Edmund Hassan. Hassan joined the department in 1987 as an EMT rising to the rank of Paramedic in 1995 and in 2011 was promoted to Deputy Superintendent.

A recipient of awards such as Pozen Paramedic of the Year, Dr. Erwin Hirsch Trauma award, and the Medal of Valor, there has never been a question that the evening shift was in good shape with Deputy Hassan at the wheel. He earned respect from everyone who had contact with him, through his intelligence, compassion, professionalism as well as his sense of humor and when needed, brass-tacks approach to getting the work done.

As a good friend and close supporter of Live Boston from the early days we want to extend our warmest congratulations and wish you a happy and well deserved retirement! Ed often would grace our page on major incidents a throughout the city. Although your absences will definitely be noticed, we are sure you won’t be able to sit still for too long. Congratulations Ed, you will be missed!

Images from Live Boston Photographers as well as the Boston EMS Archives