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Young PA Paramedic ‘Dies Suddenly’ Of Heart Attack On Duty, Crashes Ambulance 

PITTSBURGH, PA – A Penn Hills ambulance crashed into [1] another vehicle around 11:00 pm Sunday night in Shadyside. The driver, identified as 23-year-old Paramedic Nicholas A. Theofilis, apparently had suffered a heart attack while driving.

Theofilis was said to be in “life-threatening condition” when other first responders arrived on scene. He was transferred to an area hospital where he unfortunately died.

His passenger was a male and was not identified, but was said to have suffered a “head injury, cuts on his face and a possible concussion.” He was also taken to a hospital and is listed in stable condition at the time of this writing.

The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital with “stomach pain,” but there is no update on that person at this time. There were no passengers in the ambulance at the time.

“This tragic incident underscores the dangers first responders face each and every day on the job,” said Public Safety Director Lee Schmidt. “No call is an ordinary call and paramedics, police, and firefighters put the lives of strangers ahead of their own as they serve their fellow residents without question or hesitation. Pittsburgh Public Safety supports Penn Hills EMS during this extremely difficult time.”

One of the dangers many first responders are facing, which has been widely ignored by legacy media, is the mandate of the Covid-19 shot. While the City of Pittsburgh was forced to delay [2] their mandate cutoff due to multiple lawsuits, there is still a mandate [3] in effect [4]. Authorities have not mentioned whether Theofilis was forced to receive a COVID jab.

As of July [5], the City said that “negotiations are underway” with the unions of “first responders including police, fire and EMS” regarding the mandates.

On a Facebook post, the White Oak Emergency Medical Services [6] said, “Our hearts are broken this morning as we announce the passing of Paramedic Nick Theofilis who was involved in a tragic ambulance accident overnight. Nick was a full-time Paramedic at Penn Hills EMS and also worked part-time for White Oak EMS.

“Nick worked as a full-time EMT for White Oak EMS from March 2019 – March 2022 while he attended Paramedic school. Upon graduation and fulfilling his dream of becoming a Paramedic, Nick was anxious to return to the community of Penn Hills where he grew up to give-back and serve his fellow community members. Nick called White Oak his ‘second home’ and remained on our part-time roster. During his time at White Oak EMS, Nick fell in love with many of our local restaurants and enjoyed serving the residents of the borough.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Nick’s family locally, in Greece, and to our brothers and sisters at Penn Hills EMS [7]
Nick Theofilis, Paramedic & friend, taken from us too soon…”