We lost an ICTA member to Covid. Fred was a great guy, good friends with Joe Pollard and regular poster in our group. Fred had been suffering from a number of health issues for the last several years. We learned of Fred’s passing from Fred’s friend Mike Lesley, who posted on Facebook yesterday
“We lost a very good man today. Fred Miller, .LAFD Paramedic, Ret.) passed away this morning due to complications from COVID-19.
Fred was a legend in LA EMS. Fred was one of the last single function Paramedics on the department to retire. Most know him from their initial training or Fred’s recertification/
Fred was the type that would bend over backwards to help someone. Fred was someone I looked up to as a mentor. I would not be where I am today if I had not met Fred. After my initial certification, I worked with Fred at LA Valley College as a skills instructor…
I last spoke to Fred about a week and a half ago. He wanted to make sure I was being careful with COVID-19 and using proper PPE. I did not know that would be our last conversation.”
Fred owned a number of Checkers, the header photo is of Fred’s 1963 Checker “Surf Wagon”. Below is Fred’s favorite,
“Big Red”. Our condolences go out to the Miller family.