FLORIDA FIREFIGHTER DIES FOLLOWING COVID BATTLE

Marion County Fire Rescue (Ocala area) is once again mourning the loss of one of its Firefighters. This Firefighter, who died Sunday (yesterday) after a years-long “daunting battle” against COVID-19. Driver-Engineer Charles “Chuck” Westphal was battling COVID-related issues since his hospitalization in August 2021. He was on a ventilator for 133 days in the ICU and had been dealing with “residual issues” since then.
Our condolences to all those affected. MCFR has been through quite a tough time in the last few years.