Fire Service Leadership Building COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence.
With doubts and concerns about the vaccine, the fire service must take steps to help build confidence in the COVID-19 vaccine to help turn the tide on this pandemic. These chiefs and members are building vaccine confidence in our communities by being first in line to get protected. The vaccine you receive may save your fellow firefighter's life!
"After testifying in front of the CDC twice and once in front of the National Academy of Medicine to prioritize firefighters and EMS providers for the vaccine, I was proud and privileged to take my vaccine to eradicate this horrendous disease that has taken many of my brother and sister firefighters and EMS providers, as well as hundreds of thousands of our fellow Americans. I encourage everyone to become vaccinated."
-Fire Chief Gary Ludwig, Immediate Past President and Chairman of the Board of the IAFC (2019-2020)
"After a year of work with the IAFC COVID Task Force, the IAFC and IAFF have implemented countless ways to reduce the impact of the virus on our members and the community. One of our family members has died way too early of COVID, and many others have been ill. It is clear that a vaccination program is the way we will end this pandemic. I joined the members of my Departments that have taken the vaccine, and can’t wait until we are all vaccinated. We serve ourselves, our families, and our communities by getting protected. Please, get yours!"
-James Augustine, MD, FACEP, Chairman, National Clinical Governance Board