NY Firefighter/EMT Dies after Contracting COVID-19

April 9, 2020
Michael Field, a volunteer firefighter/EMT in the Long Island town of Valley Stream, contracted COVID-19 during a March 24 response and died Wednesday.

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A volunteer firefighter and EMT from a town on the south shore of Long Island just outside New York City has died after contracting COVID-19.

The U.S. Fire Administration on Thursday announced that Valley Stream volunteer firefighter/EMT Michael Field passed away on Wednesday after contracting the coronavirus during a March 24 response at a residence where the patient had a known case of the virus.

The 59-year-old Field was a member of the fire service for 33 years, according to the USFA.

A post on the Valley Stream VFD's Facebook page says Field joined the department in 1987 and "rose through the ranks, serving the company as Lieutenant, Captain and since 2007 as a warden on the departments fire council."

The post also says Field was an EMT in New York City for over 15 years and was on duty when the 9/11 terror attacks occurred, responding and operating at the World Trade Center before and after the towers collapsed.

Field is survived by his wife Stacey and three sons Steven, Richie and Jason, all of whom followed in their dad's footsteps and serve as firefighters in the Valley Stream Volunteer Fire Department.

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