Longtime New York Firefighter, EMT Dies of Coronavirus

A memorial service for Mike Field will be held at a later date. (Photo/Valley Stream Fire Department)

A New York firefighter and EMT, who was a first responder during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has passed away from the coronavirus, officials said.

The death of Mike Field is being treated as a line of duty death, the Valley Stream Volunteer Fire Department said.

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Field joined the fire department in 1987, and served the company as lieutenant and captain. He was a warden on the department’s fire council since 2007.

Field worked as an EMT in New York City for over 15 years, where he worked on the FDNY’s EMS Unit 12 Charlie during the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

After retiring from the FDNY, Field worked for the Village of Valley Stream on Long Island.

He is survived by his wife Stacey, and sons Steven, Richie, and Jason. His sons followed in his footsteps and are all firefighters in the Valley Stream Fire Department. Steven and Richie also followed their father as EMTs with the FDNY.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

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