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,...
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...
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 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...
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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...
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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...