Colorado first responders say pandemic has made their bond stronger as they adjust to challenges together

  • Source: KERO-TV ABC 23 Bakersfield
  • Published: 01/28/2021 12:00 AM

When we need help, first responders are the ones who answer the call. Firefighters, EMTs, and police officers put their health and lives at risk every day to serve those in their community. During the pandemic, those risks have only become more pronounced as first responders venture into dozens of homes each week, many of them for COVID-19-related calls. “This last year, we had a lot of growing pains together, and from those growing pains came this really positive light that we can get through it together,” said Cpt. Brac Heiss with the Denver Fire Department. Cpt. Heiss has been with the Denver Fire Department for 15 years. It comes as no surprise that some of his career’s biggest challenges have come since last March. “Everybody is a potential COVID patient now. Everybody is presumptive COVID positive until they’re not,” he said.


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