Software

ImageTrend, Inc. announced Resource Bridge has been updated to accommodate the rapid evolution of the CDC National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) to improve their COVID-19 module for Acute Care Hospitals with the addition of 11 new data collection fields.
PPE

Kenny Thompson, a Groveland businessman and Clermont firefighter/engineer, saw that agencies all over the country were facing shipping delays on bulk PPE orders, reports Daily Commercial. Thompson also works daily with buyers who have access to suppliers from around the world with the ability to ship bulk PPE items. He realized that, through his connections,...
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,...