The Laurel County Fire Department has launched a new phone app this week that includes two sections pertaining to COVID-19.
"To our knowledge it's one of the first ones in the area," said Laurel County Fire Chief Terry Wattenbarger. "We're the first emergency service to actually have a mobile app like that."
Wattenbarger said the fire department's main focus with the app is public information. The Laurel County Fire Department will be able to send the public push notifications through the app, informing them of accidents, fires, and other emergencies happening within the Laurel County Fire Department's service area.
"We can't push every callout that we get, but we do work a major part of the interstate," explained Wattenbarger.