The ‘unseen’ threat: Surge of COVID-19 cases affecting Texas firefighters

  • Source: KXAN-TV NBC 36 Austin
  • Published: 09/09/2021 12:00 AM

Michael Glynn had a long day. He attended a funeral for a beloved retiree of his department, then went to the hospital to be with the family of another retired firefighter. “Speaking to a firefighter that is dying in a hospital bed and their family is being told they have 15 more minutes? That’s sad,” he said. “It’s sad times for firefighters.” Glynn, the President of the Fort Worth Professional Firefighters Association, said it’s always been a dangerous line of work. He is also a trustee for the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters, and as a long-time firefighter himself, he knows loss. “But a lot of those hazards are things that you can see and feel and touch and hear,” he said, noting that the unseen threat of the coronavirus is what concerns him most.


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