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    Guidelines Proposed for Reducing Fire Station COVID-19 Risks

    By Michael Barasch

    The job of a firefighter is tough enough without the risk of a deadly virus that attacks people without warning. FDNY stations, located in the city with the greatest number of infections during the pandemic, are particularly vulnerable to spread of the disease. Now, the Fire Department Safety Officers Association has published a set of […]

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    Bill Seeks to Classify COVID-19 as a Line-of-Duty Condition for First Responders

    By Michael Barasch

    First responders have rightfully earned praise and appreciation for their efforts in behalf of victims of COVID-19. Despite a potentially lethal exposure risk and problems securing ample personal protective equipment, these men and women have been reaching out to assist people afflicted by the coronavirus while nearly everyone else has been told to stay at […]

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    COVID-19 Leads to Highest NYC Emergency Call Volume Since 9/11

    By Michael Barasch

    In the months that New York City has been locked down in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents have compared their feelings to the shock and sadness experienced after the World Trade Center was attacked on September 11, 2001. There are many parallels, including closing of businesses, postponement of sporting events and emergence of a […]

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