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Marin’s first responders persevere against virus challenges

While residents of Marin are staying home amid the coronavirus pandemic, police, firefighters and paramedics continue to serve — and they’re adapting to limit the spread of COVID-19.

“Our firefighters put themselves in between the public and all kinds of risks,” said Novato fire Chief Bill Tyler, president of the Marin County Fire Chiefs Association. “A pandemic of this magnitude is something that no one wanted, but we’re seeing our first responders rising to meet the challenge.”

However, there are safety concerns in the firefighter community, said John Bagala, president of the Marin Professional Firefighters, the local branch of the International Firefighters Association.

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