FIREFIGHTER & EMS COVID UPDATE:
NOTE: A 23 year old Massachusetts Firefighter is in a medically induced coma. Brett Bertram, Firefighter-EMT with the Plainville FD, came down with the virus last weekend and his condition worsened to the point where he had to be taken to Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, placed on a ventilator and, eventually, in a medically induced coma.
MORE HERE: https://tinyurl.com/ptnrmmy
CURRENT UNITED STATES FIRE & EMS STATS:
As of early last week, there are 175 total reported deaths to United States fire & EMS personnel due to COVID-19 complications: 121 fire personnel; 54 EMS only according to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
New York (14%), Pennsylvania (9.9%), Texas (8.3%), and New Jersey (7.4%) respectively represent the states with the highest number of COVID-related deaths for fire personnel.
New York (28%), New Jersey (24%) and Pennsylvania (5.6%) represent the states with the highest number of COVID-related deaths for EMS personnel.
The average age of Fire personnel who died due to COVID-related complications is 55.8.
The average age of EMS personnel who died due to COVID-related complications is 55.7.
# of Fire personnel COVID-related deaths in 2020: 81
# of Fire personnel COVID-related deaths in 2021 to-date: 40
# of EMS COVID-related deaths in 2020: 51
Rest In Peace