Frontline workers at Fairfield Hose Company are finally getting a break now that coronavirus emergencies have slowed down a bit, this according to fire chief, Jim Hawryliw.
"Ever since the vaccinations became readily available to everybody we've seen a decrease in the covid calls that have been coming through," said Jim Hawryliw, Fire Chief of Fairfield Hose Co., Monday.
Back in December, Chief Hawryliw told Erie News Now that Fairfield Hose Co. was spread thin trying to keep up with non-stop coronavirus calls. Today, more than 100,000 vaccinations have been administered throughout Erie County. But Chief Hawryliw still worries about the future if people start to slack off with healthful behaviors.
“Nobody wants to see a surge like it was earlier in the year, because that's just going to be detrimental for the hospitals, for the facilities around here, for our department members and all the other departments around here," said Jim Hawryliw
As of Monday, Pennsylvania has entered in phase 1b which means more people will have access to vaccines.