Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: A Firefighter’s Perspective by EFD Captain Jeff Pegrum.
I would like to help our community understand the steps first responders are taking to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
There are many steps we are taking at the fire station to protect ourselves. First, we are not allowing anyone to come into the station that does not need to be there. This includes friends, family, station tours, and chiefs. If a person stops at our station for help, we continue to assist them as we normally do, but we do not bring them inside. We are practicing social distancing at the station to minimize contact. We take our temperatures every day and are mandated to stay home if we are not feeling well at any level.