Shaheen Holds COVID-19 Video Conference Roundtable with Granite State Firefighters and EMTs

May 20, 2020


Senator Shaheen speaking to firefighters and EMTs

Shaheen listening to Granite State firefighters and EMTs during the virtual roundtable

(Washington, DC) – Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) held a video conference roundtable with Granite State firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) who are working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the roundtable, Shaheen heard about their experiences serving the public during the public health emergency. Shaheen also provided an update on her efforts in Washington to support their work and service in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation. The virtual roundtable continues Shaheen’s telework efforts to hear directly from leaders all across the state who are responding to this public health emergency, including school administrators and teachers, local officialssmall business ownershealth care providers and non-profit service organizations and charities.

To listen to audio of the roundtable, click here.

“New Hampshire’s firefighters and EMTs have been working tirelessly to protect and care for our communities during the COVID-19 crisis, despite the immense personal risks they face each day and sacrifices they make being apart from their families,” said Shaheen. “These heroes are critical to our response to this public health emergency and the federal government has a responsibility to provide them with the resources and support they need to stay safe and healthy in the line of duty. I appreciated the opportunity I had today to hear their firsthand experiences on the frontlines and will continue to fight for them as Congress continues discussions on upcoming relief legislation.”