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First Responder honored

(MissouriNet) –Missouri’s governor has ordered flags to fly at half-staff today (Wednesday) at fire stations STATEWIDE to honor a Kansas City Fire Department EMT, who is the state’s first known COVID-19 line-of-duty death of a first responder.

The funeral for Kansas City Fire EMT Billy Birmingham is today. Governor Mike Parson’s order also means U.S. and Missouri flags will fly at half-staff today at the Fire Fighters Memorial in Kingdom City. Birmingham died on April 13, after responding to several service calls in which there were patients positive for COVID-19.

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