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Evaluating COVID‑19’s Long-Term Impacts on First Responders

As the country moves into its second year of the COVID‑19 pandemic, many researchers are studying its impacts on first responders, a unique population because of their risk of exposure and re-exposure on the job.

Mural Honors Detroit Firefighter and Others Killed by COVID-19

The mural prominently features Williams as the first Detroit firefighter to die from COVID-19.

U.S. Wildland Firefighting Force Urged to Get Vaccinated

Texas and Alaska are requiring firefighters to get a rapid test for the coronavirus before being allowed into the state to fight fires.

Nearly Half of Philadelphia’s Firefighters Skipped COVID-19 Vaccine

Nearly half of Philadelphia's fire and police workers are unvaccinated despite being eligible to receive the shot for months, according to unions representing both groups.

Firefighters, Nurses Take COVID-19 Vaccine to Homebound People

As interest in cornonavirus vaccinations dwindles nationwide, providers are ramping up efforts to find and reach millions of people in the U.S. who cannot leave their homes or who need help with transportation.

Stricken with COVID, Pneumonia, D.C. EMT Regrets Declining Vaccine

He said he has damage to his lung and can't take a ride anywhere without taking oxygen with him because he struggles to breathe.

USFA: Wyoming On-Duty Death

Assistant chief contracted COVID-19 while on a wildfire assignment in Colorado.

USFA: Texas On-Duty Death

Seguin firefighter/paramedic contracted virus on an EMS call.

Texas Firefighter Dies after Lengthy Battle Against COVID-19

Roger Dean served as a firefighter and paramedic for the Seguin Fire Department since 2018.

USFA: Arizona On-Duty Death

Chief subsequently contracted the virus and passed away from a heart attack stemming from the disease.

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