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North Beach rescue captain dies suddenly

Patricia Osburn, right, receives recognition at the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department's 2015 banquet.

Chesapeake Beach, MD - An emergency responder known for her leadership and reliability died suddenly, Saturday morning, May 26. Patricia Osburn was frequently the top emergency medical technician for the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department (Company 1). Early Saturday afternoon, Company 1 Fire Chief Joey R. Keller issued the following statement to the community. 

"It is with the heaviest of hearts that the members and officers of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department announce the Line of Duty Death of our sister, Rescue Captain Patricia Osburn.

This morning while performing her duties as an Emergency Medical Technician, Patricia experienced a medical emergency. Upon arrival at Calvert Health Medical Center she was found unresponsive and resuscitative efforts were immediately initiated.

Unfortunately, all efforts proved unsuccessful and Rescue Captain Osburn was pronounced dead at 0649 hours.

Patrician Ann Osburn joined the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department Oct. 31, 1999 and served 18 years with the department. She received her Emergency Medical Technician certification in 2000 and held the following positions: rescue sergeant, rescue lieutenant and rescue captain. While remaining active operationally, she also served on various committees to contribute selflessly to fundraising, banquets, membership drives and many other vital areas of our volunteer corporation. Her dedication to the department earned her many awards including Squadsman of the Year, Top EMS Runner for several years as well as numerous recognitions for saving lives.

Her dedication to serving the community was immense and her influence, and friendship, will be greatly missed by all members and officers of the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

She was committed to every citizen of Calvert County. Please keep her friends, family, and members of the NBVFD in your thoughts and prayers.

Thank you Pat. We'll take it from here."

Funeral details for Patricia Osburn are including in her obituary posted by Rausch Funeral Home.

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