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Fire Stations and Coronavirus Precautions: A Hot Topic for Tennessee Municipalities

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Reviewed Date: March 27, 2020

Original Author: 
Wolf, Dennis
Date of Material: 
Mar 27, 2020


Subjects:
Fire--Facilities
Fire--Equipment

Fire Stations and Coronavirus Precautions: A Hot Topic for Tennessee Municipalities

Summary: 
Firefighters understand the concept of hot, warm, and cold zones in fire stations when it comes to keeping turnouts and fire contaminated gear out of the living areas of the station. But what about viruses and other pathogens? The practices used for fire contaminated gear do not work with pathogens. Therefore, firefighters need to practice more extensive contamination control to reduce the chance of spreading the coronavirus while at the fire station.

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