A Faebook post from an Illinois fire department turned some heads yesterday when it announced the department was buying an electric ambulance.
Ambulances arriving back after a suspected Covid-19 run are bathed in the light for 30 minutes to decontaminate the interior, reports Cape Cod Times. Hyannis Fire Department has five ambulances now on call, three of which have been set up to be isolation vehicles for transporting Covid-19 patients to Cape Cod Hospital.
The VRU will respond to calls where a patient may be displaying symptoms associated with COVID-19.
The Nye County Sheriff’s Office says authorities are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and a Pahrump Valley Fire Rescue Ambulance, reports KTVN.com. Deputies are assisting Nevada Highway Patrol with the fatal investigation, and say NHP will provide further updates.
There is no hard and fast rule book for how fire department personnel should safeguard themselves from exposure to this virus. Each department will need to sort through the recommendations available and decide what fits its response plan best.
EV Group (REVG), a manufacturer of Type I, II, III emergency vehicles with more 50 years’ experience, has incorporated several product options into its High-Risk Infection Control (HRIC) ambulance designs to further protect patients and EMS personnel from exposure risk.
WFA will provide sales and service to emergency services providers in the States of Alabama and Georgia.
Protecting a fire apparatus from corrosion like what occurs from road salts, salt water air, and chemicals can take on a number of forms, from coatings to immersion processes and corrosion-resistant materials.
Both ambulances were out of service at the time waiting to be repaired. The building suffered extensive fire and smoke damage.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has announced that Chicago will get more ambulances, reports CBS Chicago. Recently, 911 Center dispatchers were juggling calls from the public and even first responders needing ambulance assistance, but were told no ambulances were available.