News

A firefighter and paramedic at the Augusta Fire Department has tested positive for COVID-19, reports WABI 5. The North Augusta Fire Station was immediately closed and cleaned by a private contractor per CDC Guidelines. All trucks and equipment that are cleaned daily have been cleaned again.
Equipment

An anonymous donor who left eight boxes of top-grade masks on the fire department’s truck, reports The High Point Enterprise. The box contained 160 of the high-grade N95 respirator masks packaged in eight boxes, but there was no note about who left the donation. The High Point Fire Department wants the donor to know the...
COVID-19

The Augusta Fire/EMA Department has partnered with the Georgia Department of Public Health and Christ Community Health to offer free coronavirus, reports The Augusta Chronicle. People are encouraged to register in advance by contacting the Department of Public Health at 311, although it is not required to receive a test. Those who arrive without registering...
Apparatus

Fire Chief Ian Leslie said the fire department is well prepared to handle COVID-19, reports BC Local News. The wildfire response truck (Bush 11) and equipment has been in service since the beginning of April. They have a F550 4×4, 5-person crew, 300 gallon water system with class A foam system, pump and roll capable,...
Apparatus

Last year West Valley Fire made plans to purchase a new Aeroclave decontamination machine to clean their fire trucks and equipment from any deadly disease such as H-I-V or Hepatitis, reports KIMA TV. The machine sprays out a biodegradable disinfectant and it’s set on a timer, the larger the area, the more time the machine...
PPE

The India Association of Minnesota has donated hundreds of cloth masks, 50 face shields, and more than 1,000 disposable masks to many cities across the state, reports hometownsource.com. The association created a COVID-19 task force and doing many activities, including food donations, supply of personal protection equipment, and conducting webinars on various topics, to name...
The Station News

Thousands of first responders across the country have been exposed to the coronavirus, reports WCSC Live 5. Six firefighters with Midway Fire Rescue were quarantined for 14 days after they were exposed to a patient who ultimately tested positive for COVID-19. North Charleston’s fire stations have been closed to visitors, citizens requesting smoke alarm installations...
News

The vehicle interiors of Cleveland’s first responders received a coronavirus sterilization, reports cleveland.com. The interiors were cleaned using a SteraMist Environment System sprayer that atomizes a hydrogen peroxide solution. In total, 150 police cruisers, EMS ambulances and fire trucks were sprayed.
Apparatus

The Swanzey Fire Department has put an ambulance into service, reports SentinelSource.com. Town officials decided to purchase the vehicle as a backup to transport patients if no other ambulance is available. Fire Chief William Gould and EMS Coordinator Brandon West recommended the purchase due to a projected increase in medical calls in the region during...
Apparatus

Dover and Exeter fire departments are using a sanitizing instrument, known as an electrostatic sprayer, reports SeaCoastOnline.com. Exeter Assistant Fire Chief Justin Pizon said the sprayer emits cleaning solution that has been electrically charged so it will bond to all surfaces inside the back of an ambulance for a thorough and rapid deep clean. Exeter...