Noel Bryant-Nanz Obituary, Death – It is with profound sadness that we report the untimely passing of Firefighter/EMT Noel Bryant-Nanz, a cherished member of our Menomonee Falls Fire Department family. Noel’s tragic death has left a void that can never be filled, as he was not only a dedicated public servant but also a beloved friend and colleague.
Noel Bryant-Nanz’s commitment to service extended beyond our department. He was concurrently pursuing his paramedic education at Milwaukee Area Technical College and served as an EMT with Bell Ambulance. His dedication to saving lives and improving our community was unwavering.
In this moment of grief, let us remember Noel by taking concrete steps to support one another’s mental health. We must prioritize the well-being of our colleagues and ourselves, recognizing that firefighters face a disproportionately higher risk of suicide and mental health challenges compared to the general public.
We urge each member of our department to reach out to their peers, friends, and family members they may not have contacted recently. Engage in open and honest conversations about mental health resources available within our department and community. For those within our ranks, please remember that our peer support and employee assistance programs are readily available to provide assistance and guidance during difficult times.
Noel Bryant-Nanz’s legacy as a selfless firefighter, dedicated paramedic student, and compassionate EMT will forever be etched in our hearts. As we come to terms with this profound loss, let us honor his memory by fostering a culture of support and understanding within our department, ensuring that no one faces their battles alone.