Durham firefighter dies month after getting COVID-19

Durham County News

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – A Durham firefighter died a month after getting COVID-19, the fire department announced Sunday morning.

Fire Driver Jeremy Klemm had been with the Durham Fire Department for 15 years. He was a graduate of Fire Academy 19, the department wrote.

Klemm was promoted to fire driver in January 2020.

Klemm got COVID-19 on Aug. 17. He died Saturday evening, the Durham Fire Department said.

He leaves behind his wife, brother, son, and two stepsons.

“He will be greatly missed,” the fire department wrote.

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