Greg Fries Obituary, Death Cause – It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of Lieutenant Greg Fries’ passing from the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services.
Greg worked as a paramedic with the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services (DES) for a period of four years, during which time he was responsible for delivering patient care aboard ambulances and acting as the Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) liaison for the residents of the Talbot County region. Greg went to the homes of a good number of our regular patients and other individuals who were at risk.
He worked with these people to ensure that they received the assistance they required and minimized the dangers that they faced in their own homes. He went over the potential outcomes of the situation with the families of patients who required specialized care before they dialed 911. He instructed the general public in several community CPR classes, with the goal of educating them to recognize and respond appropriately to the medical emergencies of their neighbors. He played a significant role in Talbot County’s participation in the Save Station Program, which entailed the installation of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) at a variety of community areas across the county, such as a large number of the county’s parks and athletic fields.
Greg gave his time as a firefighter in his leisure time, offering the community he served his talents as a paramedic as well as his firefighting expertise. Greg was promoted to the position of Lieutenant in the Emergency Medical Services division on the A shift during his final year of employment with the Talbot County Department of Emergency Services. In addition to his work on an ambulance and his leadership of ongoing training, he was able to be counted on to solve the problems that his crews encountered throughout the course of their day. As a result, he was able to provide quality patient care and comfort to residents of Talbot County during some of the worst days of their lives and in some of the most chaotic environments. Some of Greg’s other employees have referred to him as a helpful mentor, a wonderful business partner, and a close friend.