What If First Responders Can’t Respond?
NBC Bay Area's Investigative Unit looked into what emergency plans are in place when firefighters are directly impacted by COVID-19.
Sean Kaldor got the call no organization’s leader wants to receive. As president of San Jose Fire Fighters Local 230, he was one of the first to be notified some of his members responded to a medical call involving a critical patient.
Five days later he learned that patient tested positive for COVID-19.
“Our hearts just sunk thinking through that they've gone back to work,” he said. “Who else did they interact with? They've gone home to their families. How wide is this going to spread?”
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