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Volunteer Firefighter Battles COVID-19 on Ventilator

In addition to 20 years working for county EMS, he’s an active volunteer firefighter and past chief

By Kim Rafferty, WSAZ

Several members of a fire department and emergency services crew in Putnam County are battling COVID-19 right now, and one is fighting for his life.

Jason Wurster, a firefighter with the Jefferson Fire Department, and also a paramedic, is on a ventilator.

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Several agencies came together and posted on social media hoping for a good outcome.

Along with being a paramedic, Wurster is an active member of the Jefferson Fire Department where he had been fire chief.

The Teays Valley Fire Department said a few people had COVID where Wurster works at the Putnam County Emergency Services building.

They said Wurster is now on a ventilator in the hospital.

The current fire chief at the Jefferson Fire Department said Wurster has worked for the Putnam County EMS for 20 years.

Read the full story here.

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