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Surrey fire chief calls for first responder vaccinations as COVID-19 cases rise among staff

COVID-19 cases continue to rise among his rank and file.Larry Thomas of the Surrey Fire Service says there is not a lot of workplace transmission taking place among firefighters while attending calls thanks to the use of personal protective equipment, but an increase in community transmission is impacting first responders.Thomas said in the last week eight firefighters and police officers in Surrey have contracted COVID-19 and 18 others are self-isolating.Thomas said he is concerned that rising cases could impact staffing levels.“I think about it every night before I go to bed.

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