Twin Falls Fire Department, first responders to dress in preventative COVID-19 gear on some calls

  • Source: KMVT-TV 11 Twin Falls
  • Published: 03/24/2020 09:55 AM

With the current status of COVID-19, the Twin Falls Fire Department wants those in the community to know the fire department has made a few response changes and has also updated their procedures and protocols to ensure the safety of first responders and members of the community. For instance, all members will be in full protection isolation gear, such as masks, protective gloves, and gowns, to not expose themselves to the virus until patients are evaluated for flu-like symptoms. It's also worth noting, there will not be a full crew responding to patients that are presenting symptoms of COVID-19. Instead, it will be either a firefighter, quick response member or paramedic. The Twin Falls Fire Department wrote on its Facebook page Tuesday they will take high risk personal protective equipment precautions from now on.


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