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One in Five DC Fire & EMS Members Seek Religious Exemption from COVID-19 Vaccine

The city is requiring firefighters and other health care workers to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by September 30.
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LAFD Captain Criticizes City’s Vaccination Requirement, Prompting Internal Probe

Granucci accused the fire union of being in "lockstep with total tyranny" and said he and other firefighters have retained an attorney.
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IAFC Releases Position Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination of Fire and EMS Personnel

The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has released the organization's stance on COVID-19 vaccination of fire personnel.
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VIDEO: Funeral Procession for Anniston (AL) Fire Department Lieutenant Who Died from COVID-19

About 20 cars were parked at the intersection of Old Gadsden Highway and U.S. 431 to show support.
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Anniston (AL) Fire Lieutenant Dies Following COVID-19 Hospitalization

Justin Roberts, a lieutenant with the Anniston Fire Department, died nearly a week after he was placed on a ventilator while battling COVID-19.
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Norwich (CT) Firefighters Union Files State Labor Complaint Over City’s COVID-19 Policies

The city's paid firefighters union has filed a grievance with the state Labor Relations Board challenging the city's requirement that firefighters use personal accrued time off if they are exposed to the COVID-19 virus on the job.

More Than 30 Dallas (TX) Firefighters Quarantined Over COVID-19

The department is trying to navigate a legal tightrope involving Governor Greg Abbott's recent executive order on mask mandates.

USFA: California On-Duty Death

Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew “Bear” Michael Rominger, 48, passed away on Sunday, May 16 due to complications from COVID-19.

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.

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