FF/PM Jeremy Emerich, a critical care EMT on the ground for Lehigh Valley Health Network’s MedEvac, died Thursday following a battle with COVID-19. Emerich was also a U.S. Armed Forces veteran and an active firefighter in Fleetwood, the Berks County community where he lived with his companion, Shana Konek. He was 40. His death comes about six weeks after his brother, 30-year-old Reading resident Liborio Lara, died — also from the coronavirus.
“COVID19 is very real,” his supervisor posted earlier this week. “It has devastating impacts that are not just in nursing homes or the elderly.”
Our condolences to all those affected. Rest In Peace.