Mayor's Opinion: A new role for Seattle's first responders

  • Source: The Hill
  • Published: 05/22/2020 12:00 AM

When I was elected mayor, I never could have imagined that Seattle and our region would be at the epicenter of a pandemic. I imagine the same is true for every worker, senior and family across the country. It’s also true for first responders like Seattle Fire Department Lieutenant Brian Wallace, who has led Seattle’s innovative efforts on testing our first responders, front-line workers, and our most vulnerable. Even before COVID-19 reached our city, our first responders shouldered the immense responsibility of keeping our communities safe, and the spread of a virus with no vaccine and no known treatment makes that task even more daunting.


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