BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A member of the Boston EMS has tested positive for coronavirus, and the union representing Boston EMTs says "they definitely won't be the last."
"This underscores the danger that our members face everyday as we fight on the front lines of this pandemic," the Boston Police Patrolmen's Associasion's EMS division tweeted Monday morning.
Four other Boston EMTs are self-isolating.
Medical workers and first responders have been calling for more personal protective equipment, or PPE, as they tend to those who have the virus.
"Our members will continue to fulfill their sworn duty to protect the people of Boston, and their union will continue to fight to make sure they have the proper personal protective equipment and the best possible medical care should they get sick or injured," the union tweeted.
The statewide union for EMTs and firefighters has also called for more protective equipment.
A Boston Police officer has also tested positive for COVID-19.
WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@Karynregal) reports