Homer: PPE supply a concern of local emergency responders

  • Source: KBBI-AM 890 Homer Alaska
  • Published: 03/26/2020 12:52 PM

The Homer Unified Command gave a report to the city council Monday night regarding its preparations to face Covid-19 when the virus arrives in Homer. Fire Chief Mark Kirko of the Homer Volunteer Fire Department, who will be heading the Unified Command when the city manager leaves, said local emergency responders share the concerns of those elsewhere, and that is the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as gloves, masks, gowns and face shields. “So there are some committees working on how do we overcome some of those challenges. Some of it comes down to how we respond and changing the way our policy for response looks,” he said. “So we are working on that in-house, internally with the fire department folks, in conjunction with the borough and Department of Health and Social Services, to come up with better response plans to help us out with that.”


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