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Brothers and Sisters
Yesterday was the day we hoped would never come but always knew would. Our First Positive First Responder and again tonight possibly the 2nd. At this time I am being told symptoms are not serious but I will continue to keep you updated.
With that being said your Chiefs are getting updates daily as are we on the Eboard. If you are not being updated daily ask for the emails. Keep in close contact with your VP. If someone is exposed call your VP. If some tests positive. Call your VP.If some is being tested call your VP. Document Document Document!!!
The most important part of every email I have seen to date is wear your PPE!!!! This will prevent exposures!!!
I understand that supplies are limited but we have seen them start to trickle in from the many many resources that the EOC has been pounding on.... Im not sure what else we could ask for from that group. Hats off to everyone THANKLESSLY& Tirelessly working out at the EOC IN ALL COUNTIES!!!!
Changes are being made to the exposure protocol and some of them won't be popular. Especially with me but the mission is simple. Preserve the workforce as long as possible. Your Safety is and will continue to be our top priority.
As our regions positive cases quadruple hourly at some points I wanted to tip my hat to all our dispatch agencies.. THANK YOU Brothers and Sisters for looking out for us. That being said Central County has added a new addition to the call notes. If you see ***** This Location Requires Universal Precautions****. there is someone at that location that has gotten a Positive test result... If it says
**** This location Requires Universal precautions x2 ***
There are 2 people at that location that have received a positive test result and so on with x3 x4 x5
Things to think about!!!!!!
Bring extra uniforms to work... Some of our members are washing their uniforms after every call.....
Have a stash of extra clothes and food in case you get stuck at work!!!
The most important thing may be this.... If you get exposed or develop COVID 19 where will YOU go... As of right now the exposure hotel is quickly turning into the positive hotel and its not just for first responders as first advertised. If you are comfortable being home that remains your best option at this point. If going home is not an option the Logistics and safety Branches at the EOC are working hard to locate OTHER options.....
We are in Unchartered waters and we are being hit with rough seas here and there but our MISION and our SPIRIT appear to be undaunted. When this mission is over I believe it will be our FINEST HOUR!!!!
WEAR YOUR PPE
LOOK AFTER ONE ANOTHER
STAY SAFE
LOVE YA
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Brother Kurt Becker touched on this idea early in the week. The Eureka Fire District and Shop have taken it to another level... I talked to Chief Brown today and he asked me to post this and challenge all Agencies to try and do the same!!!!! Strong work to all the Brothers and Sisters involved!!!!!
HELL YES!!!!!
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