Farewell to "Air Care Guru" Dan Storer
Published November 2004
More than 100 friends and colleagues honored the memory of Daniel L. Storer, MD, at a service Oct. 12 in Kresge Auditorium.
Dr. Storer, medical director of emergency medical services, died Sept. 21 at age 59.
"He was the guru of emergency pre-hospital care," said his friend and
colleague Dudley Smith, with whom Dr. Storer developed the Air Care
service. "Dan had been and always will be my medical director."
"Positive, kind and an influence on others who lived his life to the fullest," said his son Timothy Storer, MD.
Steven Carlton, MD, medical director of Air Care, said Dr. Storer
mentored him for over 15 years "and in all that time he was always fair
and strong, never lost his temper, but held fast to his well-founded
The ceremony ended with a slide show and a taped "Last Call" in which the narrator read out Dr. Storer's many volunteer titles.
A fund established in Dr. Storer's name will provide financial
assistance to selected applicants for paramedic training at Raymond
Walters College and Clermont College. The program began in 1978 under
Dr. Storer's direction. He and Alan Mistler, RN, MEd, developed it into
one of the premier paramedic training programs in the U.S.
Donations may be made to the Daniel L. Storer, MD, EMS Fund in care of
the UC Department of Emergency Medicine, 231 Albert Sabin Way, PO Box
670769, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0769.