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Myrtle Beach firefighters are taking measures to limit any possible exposure to the coronavirus amid the pandemic, reports myhorrynews.com. Across the board, fire agencies are carrying out similar strategies. That includes having personal protective equipment, namely gowns, eyewear, respirator masks and gloves. The MBFD has canceled training sessions, public education events and limited interaction at...
The Station News

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials have closed all fire stations to the public, reports insidenova.com. The closures are necessary to ensure that personnel stay healthy and are able to serve county residents, county officials said. Exceptions will be made for any emergency that would require members of the public to enter the station...
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Fire station visits for the Morganton Department of Public Safety have been canceled, reports The News Herald. All visits, including meetings, car seat safety checks, training, public functions and tours, will be cancelled because of COVID-19 concerns. MDPS personnel are taking extra precautions when responding to incidents and utilizing strict preventative guidelines from the Centers...
COVID-19

The Augusta Fire Department has begun using personal protective equipment when responding to medical emergency calls to protect patients and firefighters from exposure to the coronavirus, reports The Augusta Chronicle. When dispatch receives a call regarding a medical emergency, additional screening questions will be asked to the patient for possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. Emergency...
Apparatus

The Anna Fire and Rescue Department is offering to send a fire truck — with its lights on — to help local residents celebrate their birthdays during the Shelter at Home order, reports WSIU NPR. Public Information Officer Scott Bennett says the timing worked out because their new firefighters need to complete their driver training...
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The Brookline Fire Department has temporarily closed one of its stations for cleaning after a member of the department had a fever, reports WCVB 5. Officials said the firefighter will be tested for COVID-19. As a precaution, the department also ordered seven of the firefighters coworkers to self-quarantine. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported...
COVID-19

As part of new protocols to protect firefighters and residents from the deadly virus, will e wearing new protective gear, reports Burnaby Now. Firefighters, who usually respond to medical emergencies in their station uniforms, will now also be swathed in head-to-ankle coveralls. The department decided to take the step to protect firefighters and the public,...