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EMT honored in one final call

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

First responders are mourning the loss of an EMT after he was killed in a crash.

Paramount Ambulance EMT Steve Werner died as a passenger in an ambulance when the driver rear-ended an ammonia tanker on the Julien Dubuque Bridge last week.

Memorial services for 34-year-old Steve Werner were held yesterday, and a celebration of life is set for this weekend to honor his memory.

According to Paramount Ambulance, Steve Werner was a member of the U.S. Military and a volunteer for the local fire department.

They said he had plans to take paramedic classes in August.

This week, dispatchers announced his final call.

"Steve's dedication to the Centralia-Peosta Fire Department and Paramount Ambulance will be truly missed. On behalf of the Dubuque County Fire Association and the Dubuque County EMS Association, we offer our condolences to the Werner family and to all of his co-workers and friends," a Dubuque County Dispatcher said.

Right now his coworkers are planning a memorial ride in his honor. 

It's set to kick off Saturday June 9 at Massey Marina in Dubuque.

There will be items on display for silent auctions along with t-shirts for sale.

The ride starts at 10 a.m. with stops in Clinton, Savanna, Illinois, Galena, and Dubuque.

All the money will go to Steve's family.

Many other fire departments across the state showed their support for the Werners.

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