Clark County Fire District 6 is working closely with local public health departments and state agencies to respond to the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Based on CDC guidelines and input from our physician supervisor, we’re working to ensure the safety of our personnel while continuing to provide the high level of emergency response that our communities expect.
District leadership, in coordination with state and local partners, have put plans in place to ensure the continuity of emergency operations. This includes updated protocols for 911 call takers, refreshed training for personal protective equipment, and patient assessment strategies that limit the potential for exposure.
Here’s a short video of what our firefighters and paramedics will look like while responding to a potential COVID-19 call:
What Does This Mean To You?
Additionally, CCFD6 is taking precautionary measures in response to COVID-19. Effective immediately, the following measures are enacted for the near future:
Fire station tours are suspended
Blood Pressure checks are curtailed
First responders will not attend community events, like school visits, community
Association meetings, or any situation where we could be exposed to someone carrying
All Fire Commissioner meetings will be help online only, until further notice
How can you help?
Well, first of all you should be familiar with the signs of COVID-19. They include:
Shortness of breath
If you think you may have the Coronavirus, don’t go to the hospital. First call your primary care physician and follow their instructions!