VIDEO: Lifesaving efforts continue for paramedics at the Tucson Fire Department during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As we see cases rise again throughout Arizona, one Tucson paramedic explained to KGUN9 that the virus has been here since the beginning of the year, and now firefighters and EMTs know some practices that work to slow the spread.
Returning from medical calls at Station #14 you'll find Anthony D'Onofrio, an eight-year veteran paramedic for TFD.
“It’s fun. You get to help people. It’s that next level of responsibility, I suppose,” he said.
But when the pandemic hit — it was more than just being the first on the scene to render aid, it was taking a few more steps to stop the spread while doing it.
“It was a big change. We went from wearing just glasses and gloves on calls to wearing Tyvek suits, glasses, and particular masks,” he explained.