According to a Facebook post from the fire department, Kelly Raether, a 15-year-old member of the department, served as an Advanced EMT, EMS lieutenant, and EMS captain.
Her colleagues are convinced that a nurse who also served as a paramedic was killed by the coronavirus she received from one of her patients. Last Thursday, CaptainKelly Raether, 42, was killed by Covid-19, a month after a call to the home of a Covid patient in Ixonia, Wisconsin.
She was 42 years old.
Raether, who served for her local fire department, was referred by ambulance to a sick patient who the next day tested positive for Covid. Dave Schilling, the Ixonia fire chief, was on-call with Raether at the time but did not catch the virus. The late paramedic avoided going to parties and bars to try to keep herself and others safe, Raether’s loved ones say, only to finally lose her life because of her career.
He said Raether was assured that she would recover from Covid after being admitted to hospital, only to succumb to the infection, where her health eventually failed.
Raether, a graduate of Oconomowoc High School, was a member of the Ixonia Fire Department for 15 years, and most recently worked as the captain of emergency medical services. She also worked as an advanced EMT and EMS lieutenant for the department.
In September2016, Raether was appointed as an adjunct professor of nursing. In January 2017, she went on to work as a visiting clinical assistant professor of nursing and was employed as a nursing lecturer in September2018. She also served as vice president of the Tau Mu Chapter of the Sigma International Honor Society of Nursing.
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