Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Norway paramedic buried in ambulance coffin

Share this article

Norway paramedic buried in ambulance coffin
Paul Rørset's coffin - Arild Kirkeland
06:45 CEST+02:00
A paramedic in Norway was so committed to his job that when he died, his daughters decorated his coffin like an ambulance, painting it bright yellow and wrapping a chequered reflective strip around it.
Paul Rørset's coffin was taken on a procession from his childhood home to the place where he worked, where it was joined  by his former colleagues in full uniform, before being carried to the church. 
 
"He said that he wanted it, but he said it almost as a joke," his daughter Jeanette Rørset told TV2. "But the ambulance service was such an important part of his life, and he worked around the clock, so we decided to do it." 
 
Arild Kirkeland, the local undertaker, used the same company which paints the local ambulances in the area to decorate the coffin. 
 
"They were a little skeptical of the mission at first, but later they found it quite fun," he said.
 
The pastor at Otrøy church, where Paul was buried, was also a little skeptical, but was gradually talked around by Kirkeland.  
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

Change the world with a master's degree from Sweden's Linköping University

Master's students at world-leading Linköping University (LiU) aren't there simply to study. They solve real-world problems alongside experts in fields that can create a better tomorrow. Do you have what it takes to join them?

Advertisement