Apparatus

Fire and police departments are using ultraviolet lights to help sanitize vehicles and to reuse personal protective equipment, reports mlive.com. The city introduced UV lights to clean cars, trucks and PPE late last week. The CDC believes that the lights help kill germs that live on surfaces. Mount Pleasant hopes adding the UV lights to...
PPE

Paramedics with the San Angelo Fire Department have changed the way they work to keep themselves and patients as safe as possible, reports Go San Angelo. According to SAFD Assistant Chief of Operations Johnny Fisher, the department has been developing protocols for dealing with the coronavirus for nearly a month. The new protective measures involve...
The Fire Station

Crew members from Express 911 Board Up spent several hours Wednesday using different methods to sterilize the White River Township Department headquarters, reports Fox 59. Ozone gas is used to disinfect fire and ambulance equipment inside an enclosed trailer parked outside. The sterilizing gear and equipment is a vital step every time firefighters return from...
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Volunteers are taking extra steps to prevent exposure to COVID-19, but fear cases could diminish limited resources, reports WHAS 11 ABC. According to the US Fire Administration, 76.1% of Kentucky and 74.2% of Indiana fire departments are “volunteer” departments, while about 14% of departments in both states are also considered “mostly volunteer.” Now, places like...
PPE

 The Northern Illinois University College of Health and Human Sciences has donated several dozen boxes of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the DeKalb Fire Department, reports The Daily Chronicle. he college donated over 100 exam gloves in all sizes, more than 50 isolation gowns, three boxes of safety goggles, adult and pediatric surgical masks and...
Apparatus

Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers tweeted a photo of himself standing alongside city firefighters and a fire truck after dropping off 50 plastic face shields, reports azcentral.com. The Mayor told The Arizona Republic that he did not order any fire trucks to be taken out of service for the photo. That decision was made by the...
PPE

The City of Rochester announced that firefighters would begin wearing protective masks in the fire stations as well as in public, reports Post Bulletin. Rochester firefighters have already been wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE) while on medical calls for the past four weeks. In addition to the masks, firefighters wear eye protection, gloves and...
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An employee of the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) discovered N-95 masks in the maintenance supply room and donated them to Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola, reports DVIDS. Fire Chief Daniel Chiappetta picked up all 170 N-95 masks. Later, 70 more N-95 masks were located by the SEDC and were also transferred to the NAS...
Equipment

In recent weeks, all public safety entities in the Quad-Cities have introduced and expanded specific screening and response protocols for all emergency calls, reports The Daily Courier. It starts with 911 dispatchers asking a series of questions to determine each caller’s potential for having the virus. Prescott Fire Department (PFD) then decided to add an...