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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.
The mural prominently features Williams as the first Detroit firefighter to die from COVID-19.
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 fire and police workers are unvaccinated despite being eligible to receive the shot for months, according to unions representing both groups.
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.
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.
Roger Dean served as a firefighter and paramedic for the Seguin Fire Department since 2018.