from our physician supervisor, we’re working to ensure the safety of our personnel while continuing to provide the high level of emergency response that our communities expect.
District leadership, in coordination with state and local partners, have put plans in place to ensure the continuity of emergency operations. This includes updated protocols for 911 call takers, refreshed training for personal protective equipment, and patient assessment strategies that limit the potential for exposure.
Here’s a short video of what our firefighters and paramedics will look like while responding to a potential COVID-19 call:
What Does This Mean To You?Additionally, CCFD6 is taking precautionary measures in response to COVID-19. Effective immediately, the following measures are enacted for the near future:
- Fire station tours are suspended
- Blood Pressure checks are curtailed
- First responders will not attend community events, like school visits, community
- association meetings, or any situation where we could be exposed to someone carrying
- the virus
- All Fire Commissioner meetings will be help online only, until further notice
How can you help?Well, first of all you should be familiar with the signs of COVID-19. They include:
- Chest Pains
- Shortness of breath
If you think you may have the Coronavirus, don’t go to the hospital. First call your primary care physician and follow their instructions!