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Lidia Salutes First Responders

A Salute to First Responders is a celebration uniquely suited to the times. Almost everyone has a story about how they, or someone they know has been helped by a first responder.

By Fred Vigeant

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‘A horrible challenge’: York Regional EMS chief worried about supply of N95 masks

“Nobody knew of this until a couple of months ago. ... By then, it was already too late to try and prepare."
By Keira McGuire

Coronavirus will accelerate EMS crisis in Pa.’s small towns and rural areas, experts say

“I can’t even see the enemy on this one to worry about my people. I worry about it constantly.”
By Wallace McKelvey/PennLive

A day in the life of an EMS provider battling the coronavirus

“That's always in the back of your head, that at some point you're going to get sick.”
By Keira McGuire

Allegheny County first responders to get additional COVID-19 information before responding to a call

The move comes after union representatives for some first-responders raised concern about members having to self-isolate after potentially being exposed to the virus.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Pittsburgh first responders worry about equipment shortages amid spread of coronavirus

Ralph Sicuro, the president of Pittsburgh Firefighters Local No. 1, says he’s glad for some help they’ve received – but he’s afraid the bureau may need more assistance down the road.

By Ariel Worthy/WESA

Following firefighter’s death, a push to address trauma among first responders

Firefighters and police are five times more likely than the overall population to develop PTSD and depression, yet only about 4 percent of departments have suicide prevention programs.

By Brett Sholtis