The Plainfield Fire Protection District is mourning the passing of former Paramedic and EMS Coordinator Kathie Roa. Before becoming a full-time employee Kathie Roa was a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician for the Plainfield Fire Protection District. Kathie graduated from the Will-Grundy Paramedic Education Program at Silver Cross Hospital in May 1988 and became a full-time Paramedic for the Plainfield Fire Protection District in January 1989. Kathie received several life-saving awards and recognitions throughout her career and also developed a comprehensive infection control policy in 1994. A wake for Kathie Roa will be held at the Carlson Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road in Joliet, on Monday, February 10th from 3 PM to 8 PM with a Fire Department walk-through at 7 PM. There will be a memorial service at the funeral home for Kathie Roa on Tuesday, February 11th at 10 AM.