BELLEVILLE, NJ - As the novel coronavirus continues to engulf the world in sickness, loss, and uncertainty, a twelve-year Belleville, New Jersey career firefighter/EMT, Michael Sarno, emerges from the front-lines of this global pandemic to spread hope, proper precautionary measures and overall awareness of Covid-19's severity.
Sarno, a 41-year-old lifetime Bloomfield, New Jersey resident, and Afghanistan combat veteran has been going to war with Covid-19 alongside his fellow fire/first responder crew, the self-proclaimed - BFD Gold, to extinguish this inferno of a virus.
Firefighter Sarno, who grew up listening to the multi-platinum selling hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan, felt compelled to rework one of the group's signature songs, take a playful crack at rapping, and film a video to provide the viewer a glimpse into what our men/women of honor experience daily on the front-lines. On Sarno's remixed Wu-Tang inspired song, titled BFD Gold "#CovidCalls", the firefighter sounds like a seasoned rapper masterfully describing Covid-19's guidelines and precautions to ensure you or your loved ones don't get stuck with this virus.
When discussing his coronavirus awareness song, Sarno stated, "I have seen first hand how serious this virus is and how courageous our first responders are. I hope this song casts light on some of the many heroes who selflessly put themselves and their family's lives at risk." He then added, "Although we have flattened the curve and parts of our country will begin to reopen, we must still be vigilant. Yes, It feels good to champion the efforts of first responders, but please understand we will only win this battle if we never take Covid-19 lightly."