North Carolina first responders adjust to working during coronavirus outbreak

  • Source: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro
  • Published: 03/19/2020 12:00 AM

First responders are on the front lines of this epidemic. We're all feeling the effects but it means a lot more than closed restaurants and businesses. Doctors, police officers and firefighters are stepping up their cleaning and preparing for what could happen next. Dennis Taylor is the President of the North Carolina Nurses Association and an acute care nurse practitioner at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. He said things haven't changed too much, but small details are making a big difference. High Point Police and High Point Fire Department said 911 communications are asking callers about exposure to the coronavirus. Officers or firemen will wear protective gear when needed. High Point Fire Department said it's all about keeping staff healthy and the community safe. "There's only a select few of us that are doing this job in the city so if we start spreading it firefighter to firefighter, we'll be down personnel and won't be able to respond," said High Point Fire Equipment Operator Dustin Davis.


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