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Posted on: March 18, 2020

Safety Measures and Social Distancing to Keep Loudoun County Firefighters Ready to Respond

COVID-19 Newsflash

As our region continues to deal with the spread of COVID-19, firefighters, emergency medical professionals and 9-1-1 dispatchers within the Loudoun County Combined Fire and Rescue System (LC-CFRS) remain fully staffed and ready to answer your call. Emergency response will not change and there have been no reductions in service. Call or text 9-1-1 if you are having an emergency!

In order to protect our first responders, essential employees and citizens from additional risk of exposure to COVID-19, LC-CFRS has instituted several operational practices as well as social distancing sanctions such as:

  • LC-CFRS personnel are being actively monitored for signs and symptoms of illness before each shift. Any demonstrating flu-like symptoms will not be allowed to remain in the station/worksite or respond to incidents.
    • Our first responders are using enhanced personal protective equipment and decontamination procedures on emergency incidents and at worksites such as:
    • Maintaining six feet of distance from patients upon arrival and for our initial assessment, when possible.
    • Using personal protective equipment such as masks, goggles, gloves and gowns to limit exposures.
    • Placing masks on patients, when possible.
    • LC-CFRS members are systematically disinfecting exposed surfaces, high touch points, and any equipment in our stations and on emergency apparatus.
  • Fire stations will be closed to the public and any non-essential personnel.
    • This does not apply to any person suffering a medical emergency.
    • Food donations from the public will not be accepted at LC-CFRS stations and worksites. Although the kindness and generosity of our residents is appreciated, the safety of our first responders is paramount. 
  • Public events scheduled at any LC-CFRS Stations or with LC-CFRS personnel have been postponed or cancelled until further notice. LC-CFRS staff will not be participating in school/daycare visits, fire station tours, birthday parties, “touch a truck” type events, fundraising or other community outreach events. 
  • Loudoun County Fire Marshal inspection activities may be re-scheduled or postponed. For information, please call 703-737-8600 during regular business hours.
  • Fire and life safety remain critical considerations especially as we are spending more time in our homes.

Loudoun County Fire and Rescue headquarters remains operational during normal business hours however we are operating under increased telework and social distancing measures. Please call 703-777-0333 to contact our staff for NON-EMERGENT information or visit our website www.loudoun.gov/fire.

For information regarding COVID-19 response and prevention in Loudoun County please visit www.loudoun.gov/coronavirus or call the COVID-19 hotline at 703-737-8300.

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