A 9-1-1 Specialist at the Baltimore City Fire Department has died from COVID-19 related symptoms, becoming the first employee of the fire department to die from complications related to the virus, officials said.
The 62-year-old 9-1-1 Specialist, whom officials declined to identify out of respect for her family’s wishes, was a fourteen-year veteran and will be remembered for her dedication and commitment to helping the residents of Baltimore City.
“This is a tragic loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time,” said Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott. “As we continue to see, COVID-19 is unforgiving. It is imperative that we follow the mandates put in place for our health and safety. All of our lives depend on it.”
According to a Baltimore City Fire Department press release:
Loved by many, the 62-year-old 9-1-1 Specialist will be remembered for her love of crocheting, her sense of humor, and for having the ability to talk to anyone.
“Her unwavering commitment to help this community will not be forgotten,” said Fire Chief Niles R. Ford. “She will be greatly missed.”