First LAFD Firefighter to Die from Complications of Coronavirus COVID-19: Saturday July 25 2020

The first Los Angeles city firefighter to die from Coronavirus COVID-19 complications is a 44 year-old firefighter, Jose M. Perez, who had been with LAFD for more than 16 years.

Firefighter/paramedic Jose M. Perez, 44, was a member of the Los Angeles Fire Department for more than 16 years when he passed away from complications of COVID-19 on Saturday July 25, 2020 at a Los Angeles area hospital, according to an LAFD statement.

Perez is survived by his wife and three children.

As of Friday July 24, 2020, there have been 145 employees of the Los Angeles Fire Department that have tested positive for the virus. Over 100 have since recovered and returned to duty, while the remaining employees are isolated and recovering at home. LAFD has over 3,200 uniformed personnel and over 330 non-sworn support personnel.




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