Sad new out of NYC as an FDNY ambulance mechanic and U.S. Army veteran today became the first FDNY member to die of coronavirus. This is in addition to the 3 NYPD members that have died, and hundreds from both agencies to reportedly be testing positive.
The number of overall COVID19 deaths in New York State now exceeds 1,000.
FDNY EMS Mechanic James Villecco, 55, a Staten Island resident, was hailed as an “unsung hero.” Villecco joined FDNY fleet services in 2014, and worked at the FDNY’s Coney Island repair facility and later, the department’s ambulance repair shop in Long Island City.
Villecco is survived by his wife, Joy, and daughter, Jessica.
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