L.A. County firefighters isolated after treating COVID-19 patient who died
The firefighters responded to a cardiac arrest call and resuscitated the patient
By Janelle Foskett
The department shared that fire department personnel responded to a call on March 9 for a patient in cardiac arrest: “Our personnel provided our standard excellent medical patient care and managed to resuscitate and transport the patient to a local area hospital. Unfortunately, the patient passed away.”
The County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health later confirmed that the patient had COVID-19.
The department indicated that the personnel are currently isolated at their homes and symptom-free.
Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby stated: “Continued evidence of community transmission in Los Angeles County is growing; the Los Angeles County Fire Department is taking the necessary measures to protect our team members, along with our residents and communities we serve to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and its impact to public health.”
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