Now, more than ever, it's more dangerous to be a first responder. The men and women of the Louisville Fire Department are not only working side by side, they are living together for 24 hour shifts.
It's why, after every run, trucks and equipment are thoroughly cleaned inside and out. Communal spaces, including the kitchen and bunk room are disinfected constantly. Major Bobby Copper said the extra precautions seem to be paying off, "Some people will say we’ve been really lucky we like to think we’re just good. We’ve had two positive cases on the Louisville Fire Department. Only two positive cases and we're working with sick populations day in and day out."
Personal protective gear is being utilized on every call and before reporting to duty, each firefighter undergoes a health screening, including a temperature check.