Tennessee officials work to construct, supply first responders with protective helmets

  • Source: Oak Ridger
  • Published: 04/08/2020 12:00 AM

Anderson County Commissioner Tim Isbel from Rocky Top has reportedly designed and is working on constructing and distributing new full face covering helmets for first responders in the county. Isbel explained these helmets are a way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. He said they’ve been approved by Anderson County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), as well the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. He also said Anderson County Commissioner Catherine Denenberg of Oak Ridge has been reaching out to various local fire departments and police departments about the helmets. “This is really a critical thing,” he said regarding his new helmets. The helmets feature a transparent face guard that completely covers a person’s face. Isbel said they are to protect first responders’ eyes from “droplets” of water that circulate when someone coughs or sneezes.


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