FM Ingrid Sowle

Fire Medic Ingrid Sowle

Fire Medic Company #1
Died February 19, 1990

Ingrid Sowle, a member of Fire Medic Company #1, was killed, while on duty, February 19, 1990

Fire Medic Sowle had responded to an auto accident on Roslyn West Shore Drive. Following the auto accident she was struck by a drunk driver while walking back to her vehicle. She was later pronounced dead at North Shore University Hospital. An off duty Port Washington Police Officer chased and apprehended the drunk driver.

Sowle was born in Berlin, Germany in 1937 and emigrated to America at the age of 16 years old. She is remembered as a selfless person and a dedicated member of the department.

Fire Medic Sowle


Fire Medic Company #1 Before Sowle’s Funeral

Media Coverage:

PWFD: Remembering Ingrid M. Sowle
International Association of Women in Fire & Emergency Services

Congressional Record – Tribute 
The Library of Congress – 101st Congress

Firemen Honor Fallen Medic
Unknown Source

Fire Medic Killed by Drunk Driver and A Tearful Farewell For a Fire Medic 
Port Washington News – February 22, 1990 / March 1, 1990