Taking the Lead on the COVID-19 Vaccines

September 2 • 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time for all of us. It has and continues to be very stressful on and off the job for our members and their families. We have now lost 49 members to COVID-19 – eight since August 3.

Our union continues to encourage and strongly recommend that all members be vaccinated to prevent the spread of disease. The reality is, the vaccines work and our union can collectively fight COVID-19 and its variants.

Please watch my video encouraging every member to help prevent the loss of more of our members to this virus by getting vaccinated.

I am also asking you to join me and film your own video message asking your fellow union brothers and sisters, family members and neighbors to get the vaccine and post, tweet, lead!

Together, we have it in our power to protect each other and our communities and to end this pandemic.

Be You, Be Strong, Be Firefighters!


In Solidarity,



Edward A. Kelly
General President