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Plano fire chief hospitalized with COVID-19, officials confirm

Chief Sam Greif has been hospitalized with the novel coronavirus for a week and a half.
Credit: Plano FD

Plano Fire Chief Sam Greif has been hospitalized with COVID-19, officials confirmed Wednesday. 

The chief has been in the hospital with the disease for a week and a half, he told WFAA on Wednesday. He said he started to feel ill at the end of the year.

Greif said he has not been able to see his family in a long while and misses them, he said. 

His son, a firefighter in Fort Worth, was the first there to receive the vaccine, Greif added.

Greif has been the Plano fire chief since June 2015. He began his career as a paramedic in 1982 and joined the Fort Worth Fire Department in 1985, where he served for 30 years.

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