18 San Bernardino County fire departments join forces during coronavirus outbreak

  • Source: San Bernardino County Sun
  • Published: 03/26/2020 07:50 PM

To ensure uninterrupted service during the coronavirus pandemic, 18 fire departments in San Bernardino County have joined under a regional management team, an action usually reserved for fighting large wildfires. “COVID-19 has the possibility of affecting a significant portion of the fire and EMS workforce,” the San Bernardino County Fire Chiefs Association said Thursday, March 26, in announcing formation of the agencies that will cooperate with the San Bernardino County Fire Protection District Incident Management Team. The team was formed on March 6 “to manage exposed and/or sick members of its agency, to ensure responders have necessary personal protective equipment, and to maintain consistent communication with its cooperators.” The 18 fire departments united under the incident management team.


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