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A metro-Atlanta fire department is using a special disinfectant to help protect its firefighters against COVID-19, reports CBS 46. The department has used HOCL, a mixture of salt, water, vinegar and electro-chemical activation, during and after medical calls that involve person-to-person contact with the community. The department started using the solution in April.
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TFT has introduced all new high-rise kits that help eliminate cumbersome hoseline setups and allow for easy visibility of the supply pressure at the standpipe.
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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.
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The Eclectic Fire Department purchased new oxygen tanks and masks with a grant of over $60,000, reports Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc. The new equipment replaces gear in the department’s inventory from the early 1990s. The equipment is an important piece to keeping firefighters safe when answering calls even beyond house fires. Some recent calls where EFD...
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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...