Great Falls Fire, Police Departments doing well amid the pandemic

  • Source: Montana Right Now
  • Published: 12/01/2020 12:00 AM

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Cascade County, we checked in with local first responders and law enforcement to see how their departments are doing. Both Great Falls Fire Rescue and the Great Falls Police Department say they're doing well as they continue to take the necessary steps to keep them and the community safe. “Sanitizing the cars, making sure their using the proper protective equipment – whether it’s masks, wipes to be able to clean down their car after their shifts, things along those lines to make sure that person that comes in next is safe," said Lieutenant Doug Otto with GFPD. One of the hardest things Lt. Otto says is COVID-19 took away some of the team comradery as they are taking precautions to socially distance within the building. "They build that team continuity and it takes a little bit of that away. We feel sometimes we miss out on those pieces," said Lt. Otto. While both GFFR and GFPD are doing well when it comes to keeping COVID-19 out of their buildings, it has changed the way they help in a crisis.


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