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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

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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

House moves to exempt volunteer fire companies from open records requests

The decision, which prompted debate Tuesday, is part of an effort to bolster struggling first-responders.
By Katie Meyer
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