First responders address risks of the job

PLAINFIELD - Firefighters, EMS workers and police officers who risk their lives every day spoke with News 12 New Jersey about the dangers they encounter.

EMS worker Nikassie Blair says emergency responders have to be ready for anything, while Woodridge Fire Department Capt. Jeff Moran says fear is an emotion all firefighters must cope with.

The dangers of being an emergency responder can come with a price. Last Friday, Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz lost his life when he was fatally shot.

Also last week, Asbury Park firefighter Jason Fazio was seriously burned responding to a fire.

Despite the dangers, emergency responders who spoke to News 12 New Jersey say they will continue to give it their all, even if it means risking their own safety.

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