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!
Every year there are those cases where the legal time light personal fireworks has come and gone and folks find that one bag of boomers and sparklers they forgot to use. Understandably, a lot of folks are uncomfortable about storing them for a year–probably a wise idea. So, the three tips for safe disposal of fireworks are:
SOAK: Submerge fireworks in a bucket of water and allow to soak overnight
WRAP: Double-wrap soaked fireworks in a plastic wrap or plastic bags so they don’t dry out
DISPOSE: Put wrapped bags in regular household garbage for pick up or you can take them to your local solid-waste facility
See? Not that hard. And if you have any questions or concerns and you live within the service boundary of Clark County Fire District 6 please give us a call: (503) 576-1195