Jose M. Perez, Firefighter III/Paramedic

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Firefighter III/Paramedic Jose M. Perez contracted COVID-19 as a result of numerous exposures from positive COVID-19 patients during the course of his official duty for the Los Angeles City Fire Department.  He subsequently passed away on July 25, 2020, from the virus.

Department information

Los Angeles City Fire Department
200 North Main Street, 16th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90012

Chief: Ralph M. Terrazas

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 44
Rank: Firefighter III/Paramedic
Classification: Career
Incident date: July 22, 2020
Date of death: July 25, 2020
Cause of death: Exposure
Nature of death: Other
Activity type: EMS/Patient Care
Emergency duty: Yes
Duty type: On-Scene Non-Fire
Fixed property use: Residential