Kansas City (MO) Fire Department EMT Dies from COVID-19

Billy Birmingham (Photo/Greater Kansas City Fire Fighters)

The Kansas City Fire Department (KCFD) regrets to announce the passing of EMT Billy Birmingham after losing his battle with COVID-19 yesterday, authorities said.

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“I am sad to report that KCFD EMT Billy Birmingham lost his battle with COVID-19″¦. He was part of the KCFD family for the past 10 years, but part of the MAST family for many years prior,” said KCFD Fire Chief Donna Maize. “His passing represents a personal loss to all of us who knew him and cherished both his friendship and professionalism.”

Birmingham had worked for the department since 2010, and prior to that with the Metropolitan Ambulance Service since 1998.

The City of Kansas City will turn on the Firefighter’s Fountain and Memorial today in honor of Birmingham’s life and service, the department said.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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