Two more Omaha fire stations have positive COVID-19 cases

  • Source: KETV-TV ABC 7 Omaha
  • Published: 06/27/2020 04:27 AM

Four Omaha fire stations are now dealing with COVID-19 related issues. The Omaha Fire Department confirms a firefighter at station 21 near 35th Street and Ames Avenue tested positive for COVID-19, causing other firefighters to call in sick. "They had a few folks that were concerned about the potential for a high risk exposure. And those folks, utilized some COVID leave and they immediately went in and got tested," said president of the Omaha Professional Firefighters Association, Steve LeClair. While six firefighters wait for the test results, the city hired a company to professionally clean the building and all apparatus at Station 21. Managers worked to fill schedules. "They're trying to make sure holes are filled and gaps are covered. If there's any rig out of service, then all of the surrounding rigs know that there's this trickle down and they need to cover a larger area," LeClair explained.


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