Family, community mourn loss of Bucks County firefighter
TULLYTOWN, Pennsylvania – The Tullytown community is mourning the loss of a firefighter due to the COVID-19 virus, as reported by NBC Philadelphia.
Tullytown Assistant Fire Chief Rick Johnson died on Friday, a week after testing positive for the virus.
Assistant Chief Johnson, 50, was a member of the Tullytown Fire Company for 27 years.
Fire Chief Aaron Cohen said Johnson’s presence will be missed the most.
It is not known how Johnson contracted the virus. A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of Health told NBC Philadelphia that they would not release that information out of respect for the patient’s privacy.
Chief Cohen said that the Tullytown Fire Company has precautions in place to protect their firefighters, including masks and that they also don’t answer medical calls.
Chief Cohen continues to advise residents to stay home during the pandemic.