NJ Loses 15th EMS Professional to COVID-19 Complications

Image/Wallington (NJ) Fire Department

An EMT and former chief of the Wallington Fire Department (NJ) died Sunday from complications related to the coronavirus.

David Pinto was 70 years old, nj.com reports.

Pinto was an EMT with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, that group that oversees the Meadowlands complex. Pinto was the third EMT from the authority to die from COVID-19.

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At least 15 EMS professionals have died from the disease across the state of New Jersey, the newspaper reported.

Pinto “fought a great fight and will be greatly missed,” the Wallington Fire Department said in a statement, which also thanked him for his service.


Pinto is survived by his wife Barbara, two children and one grandson.

No funeral plans have been announced.

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