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FDNY EMT, 59, Dies from COVID-19

FDNY EMT Gregory Hodge passed away after battling COVID-19. (Photo/FDNY)

The FDNY is mourning the loss of Emergency Medical Technician Gregory Hodge from COVID-19.

Hodge, 59, was a 24-year veteran of the department, a responder to the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and was assigned to New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM) since October 2016.

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At NYCEM, he served as a Watch Commander, responsible for monitoring citywide radio frequencies, local, national and international media and weather forecasts, as part of the unit’s 24/7 emergency management operation, the department said.

“EMT Hodge was a skilled first responder who provided outstanding emergency medical care to thousands of New Yorkers throughout his long and distinguished career of service,” said Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro.

Hodge began his career assigned to Station 16 in Harlem. He later worked at Station 55 in the Bronx and then NYCEM.