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NY Firefighter-EMT Dies After Contracting Coronavirus

A longtime firefighter and EMT in New York who responded to the 9/11 attacks died after being exposed to the coronavirus, according to reports.

The U.S. Fire Administration reported that on March 24, 2020, Valley Stream (NY) Firefighter/EMT Michael Field responded to a medical emergency at a residence where a patient had a known case of COVID-19. He subsequently contracted the virus and passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Fields reportedly worked as an EMT in New York City for more than 15 years, where he worked on the Fire Department of New York‘s EMS Unit 12 Charlie during the September 11th terror attacks on the World Trade Center, the department’s Facebook page said.

Field had 33 years of service. He was 59 years old.

This week several reports of firefighter deaths related to COVID-19 have emerged, including members in DetroitChicagoNorth Carolina, and Pennsylvania.