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Posted: Apr 6, 2020

‘The threat from within’: How the coronavirus spread through a California fire department

The virus did not creep toward San Jose firefighters. It lurked among them. It was March 6, a week after the country’s first community-transmitted COVID-19 case at a Vacaville hospital. Exposure to the virus remained largely linked to overseas travel. California’s case count had just scraped triple-digits.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: East Bay Times
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Posted: Apr 6, 2020

'Consider all patients to be infected’: FDNY directs paramedics, EMTs to wear masks on all calls

New York City paramedics and emergency medical technicians must wear medical-grade face masks while treating any patient during the coronavirus outbreak, FDNY honchos have announced. The FDNY last month said first responders should only wear N95 respirator masks while performing up-close “aerosol-generating” procedures like CPR, but remain unmasked during less critical jobs.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: New York Daily News
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Posted: Apr 6, 2020

High-speed disinfecting process proves invaluable to western Pennsylvania ambulance crews

As the coronavirus continues to spread and send many patients to the hospital, ambulance crews are balancing a thorough disinfection process with getting back on the road as quickly as possible. It’s a situation that has led to an uptick in business for cleaning and restoration companies that have a specialized disinfection process in their repertoire, such as Pittsburgh-based G.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
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Posted: Apr 6, 2020

Indiana City Rolling Out Weekly Testing of First Responders and City Workers

Starting next week, city workers on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic in Carmel, Indiana will be tested weekly for the virus. In the first week, the city of about 100,000 people just north of Indianapolis expects to test about 350 police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel, as well as city staffers who still have to physically show up to work, like those in charge of code enforcement on construction sites and sewer utility workers.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Route Fifty
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Posted: Apr 6, 2020

Fire at Southwest Florida International Airport destroys over 3,500 rental cars, port authority says

VIDEO: A fire that spread across 15 acres destroyed more than 3,500 rental cars at the rental car overflow area of Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) on Friday, Lee County Port Authority said. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. It drew a response from every Lee County fire department with assistance from aviation and fire departments in neighboring Collier and Charlotte counties.
- PUB DATE: 4/6/2020 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WINK-TV CBS 11 Fort Myers
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