Home Tags Coronavirus
The city is requiring firefighters and other health care workers to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccine shot by September 30.
Granucci accused the fire union of being in "lockstep with total tyranny" and said he and other firefighters have retained an attorney.
The International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) has released the organization's stance on COVID-19 vaccination of fire personnel.
About 20 cars were parked at the intersection of Old Gadsden Highway and U.S. 431 to show support.
Justin Roberts, a lieutenant with the Anniston Fire Department, died nearly a week after he was placed on a ventilator while battling COVID-19.
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.
The department is trying to navigate a legal tightrope involving Governor Greg Abbott's recent executive order on mask mandates.
As the country moves into its second year of the COVIDâ€‘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.