After two local firefighters tested positive for COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic, Frank Brown, chief of the Central Coventry and Hopkins Hill fire districts, made himself a promise.
“It was a scary time,” Brown recalled, standing in the parking lot of Coventry High School. “I thought about those guys everyday, and I made a promise to myself that we’re going to do everything we can to keep this out of our environment going forward.”
Both firefighters have since returned to work having fully recovered, and Brown has kept his vow to do all he can to stem the spread of COVID-19.
“This is just another step in that process,” he said Wednesday morning, while nearby the interior of a police cruiser was being sprayed with a disinfectant during a mass decontamination of each of Coventry’s municipal vehicles. “It’s just the right thing to do.”