Deputy District Chief Brian McKermitt said firefighters may be concerned about contracting the virus, but they’re still ready to serve.
By Mitch Dudek Apr 8, 2020, 12:07pm CDT
Chicago Fire Department brass on Wednesday — one day after the death of a firefighter from the coronavirus — spoke about the anxiety of dealing with a foe, which unlike fire, you can’t just douse with water.
Battalion Chief James O’Donnell said he became wrought with anxiety this week as he watched firefighters quickly get dressed in protective gear to answer a call.
“I was scared for them. There’s nothing I can do. I can’t say ‘Put a hose here. Put a ladder there.’