Houston firefighter receives special surprise on ‘TODAY’ show

  • Source: KPRC-TV NBC 2 Houston
  • Published: 01/13/2021 12:00 AM

A Houston firefighter who works two jobs and fought COVID-19 received a surprise live on “TODAY” Tuesday morning. Josue Rios has been with the Houston Fire Department for more than a decade, and works hard to provide for his family by working most 24-hour shifts and managing his second job at his family truck mechanic business, according to “TODAY.” When he and his wife contracted COVID-19, he told “TODAY” it was frustrating to stay on the sidelines. “The virus doesn’t take names, doesn’t care what you are. It affects you in a certain way,” he told Hoda Kotb on “TODAY.” “I was anxious, because I saw what the virus has done and there were times that the virus has hit close to home.” He also told “TODAY” although his family was fortunate, his firehouse was hit hard by the virus, losing one of his beloved friends and colleagues, Veteran HFD firefighter Tommy Searcy.


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