Cameron Carter Celebrated as Man of Integrity, Passion
Thompson: “It’s the guy he was, I think, he was a fireman’s fireman. He loved to train, he loved to train people. He was in it for the right reasons and everyone liked that model and followed him.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today Cameron Carter’s presence is felt at Central Emergency Services as intensely as this same day seven years ago when Carter and two others went down in a helicopter crash near Whittier. A scholarship fund was set up in Carter’s name… Carter, just 24 at the time, was working his second job as a paramedic with LifeGuard, now LifeMed. The helicopter was carrying a patient suffering complications from a surgery from Cordova to Anchorage when it disappeared into Prince William Sound. The accident was memorialized by a black ribbon decal affixed to LifeMed helicopters, which was recently changed to three blue stars. We asked Engineer Josh Thompson why Carter’s legacy is still so strong… Thompson said he’ll be joining others tonight as part of an annual tradition… Thompson: “We usually do it every year. We just get together and get the LifeMed crew together with us and share some stories and have a drink in his honor.” Thompson: “Through the UAA paramedic program. And they have a fund set up through that they offer every year to a certain student that meets the qualification.” Despite a seven-day search after the accident, only one body was recovered, that of 47-year-old flight nurse John Stumpff. The helicopter’s pilot, 42-year-old Lance Brabham, and the patient, 60-year-old Gaye McDowell of Cordova, were never found.