'It's no joke:' Fairfield firefighter shares experience working in SoCal hospital amid COVID-19 surge

  • Source: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento
  • Published: 01/12/2021 12:00 AM

Monday marks day six for three Fairfield firefighters who were sent to a Los Angeles County hospital to help with the COVID-19 surge. Firefighters said they hit the ground running as people of all ages come in nonstop as COVID-19 patients. Since last Wednesday, the firefighter-paramedics have been working long hours, acting as nurses, administering IVs, getting the sickest patients to a room and hooking some patients up to ventilators. Firefighter Tony Tynes said it’s been an overwhelming experience. He said some days, they’ve seen nothing but COVID-19 patients coming in for treatment.


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