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Rochester (MN) Firefighters Wearing Protective Masks

The City of Rochester announced that firefighters would begin wearing protective masks in the fire stations as well as in public, reports Post Bulletin.

Rochester firefighters have already been wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) while on medical calls for the past four weeks.

In addition to the masks, firefighters wear eye protection, gloves and gowns whenever appropriate on emergency calls. Emergency responders have been taking precautions the past few weeks when responding to calls, and that starts with dispatch.