More than 2,000 New York City first responders are taking medical leave as the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal employees went into effect. According to New York City Fire Department
Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro, many people are calling in sick to protest the vaccine mandate.
The Electronic Security Association (ESA) developed the ESA Youth Scholarship Program — a philanthropic endeavor that aims to support the futures of children of first responders (including police, firefighters, EMT). Applications are now open for high school seniors.
The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) report, “Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2019,” revealed that 62 firefighters died from injuries sustained while on duty, 22 less than the 2018 total of 84 firefighters.
U.S. Senators Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Jon Tester (D-MT) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) \introduced bipartisan legislation to provide affordable housing opportunities for volunteer firefighters and first responders.