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,...
Equipment

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.
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...
PPE

A fire inside a semi-trailer traveling along a Tennessee highway burned through surgical gowns and N95 masks, reports New York Daily News. The truck went up in flames around 5 a.m. on Saturday after the rear wheel sparked. Officials said it took firefighters from four different departments as well as deputies from the sheriff’s office...