In addition to 20 years working for county EMS, he’s an active volunteer firefighter and past chief
By Kim Rafferty, WSAZ
Several members of a fire department and emergency services crew in Putnam County are battling COVID-19 right now, and one is fighting for his life.
Jason Wurster, a firefighter with the Jefferson Fire Department, and also a paramedic, is on a ventilator.
Several agencies came together and posted on social media hoping for a good outcome.
Along with being a paramedic, Wurster is an active member of the Jefferson Fire Department where he had been fire chief.
The Teays Valley Fire Department said a few people had COVID where Wurster works at the Putnam County Emergency Services building.
They said Wurster is now on a ventilator in the hospital.
The current fire chief at the Jefferson Fire Department said Wurster has worked for the Putnam County EMS for 20 years.
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