Dear Vice President Pence,

As the leader of the White House’s Coronavirus Task Force, we write to you today to draw your
attention to the needs of America’s fire and emergency services personnel in the face of the
coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Across the country, firefighters, emergency medical
technicians (EMTs), and paramedics are on the front lines battling COVID-19 and it is critical that
they have the supplies and resources needed to preserve their safety as they work to ensure the
health and safety of their communities. As the Task Force continues to coordinate the federal
response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask you to address the following needs of the fire and
emergency services:

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August 8, 2019 – The Fire Apparatus Manufacturers’ Association (FAMA) awarded its 2019 Phillip L. Turner Fire Protection Scholarship to University of Maryland student William Calcagno. Calcagno was selected to receive the $5,000 scholarship in recognition of his commitment to research and steadfast focus towards the improvement of fire safety.

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