This message from the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) includes critical and emergent resources for fire and EMS on the COVID-19 response.The COVID-19 outbreak is a rapidly evolving situation. USFA will update information through this email list at least once each week.
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The Navy amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard caught fire in San Diego this month. Over 400 Navy and civilian firefighters worked to extinguish the fire. So far, two sailors involved in firefighting operations have tested positive for COVID-19.
Have you added procedures and protocols to your fireground operations to implement COVID-19 protections? These incident actions are particularly important on major incidents when large numbers of responders come into your area from a distance or another state.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidance for wildland firefighters being brought into a fire from other states. Structural fire departments can adapt this guidance for their use.
COVID-19 essential information
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Resources to protect the fire and EMS from COVID-19.
EMS.gov. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Emergency Medical Services provides current COVID-19 information for EMS responders.
What firefighters and EMS providers need to know about COVID-19.The CDC answers your questions about providing medical treatment, transport of ill patients, how you can protect yourself and others, and what steps employers of firefighter and EMS personnel should take for safe and effective COVID-19 response.
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