Coronavirus In Pittsburgh: Firefighters Say Not Enough Is Being Done To Protect Them And Public During Outbreak

  • Source: KDKA-TV CBS 2 Pittsburgh
  • Published: 03/18/2020 12:00 AM

The head of a local union is concerned that not enough is being done to protect firefighters and the public during the coronavirus outbreak. Ralph Sicuro, president of the International Association of Firefighters Pittsburgh Local 1, says they are already seeing how fast the virus can spread. Sicuro tells KDKA additional protective gear was given out like masks and gowns, but the firefighters do not feel it is enough protection. Now Sicuro and others are calling on state officials to provide firefighters with the information to protect the first responders. “Anybody’s concern is that their job would put them in contact with potential patients or potentially infected patients with the (coronavirus),” Sicuro said. The city’s first responders are calling on the state to provide someone within their department the names of patients who tested positive for the coronavirus in Pittsburgh.


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