Considerations for Response: Incidents Involving Mass Gatherings and Large Crowds During the COVID-19 Pandemic [open pdf - 0B]
From the Document: "The COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic has presented our nation's first responders with numerous unprecedented challenges. Fire departments across the country have quickly innovated and adapted to new protocols that address the safety of firefighters and EMS [Emergency Medical Services] providers while ensuring that all interactions with our communities are professional and in adherence to patient care and operational policies and directives. The role of the fire service during the COVID-19 pandemic is unchanged. However, it is more important now than ever to maintain and strengthen community relations that reflect sensitivity, compassion, and understanding. Our communities are coping with multiple adverse impacts due to COVID-19, including illness, loss of life, loss of employment, economic downturn, anxiety, and significant disruptions to routine. During this challenging time, the fire service can help educate our communities, maintain confidence in government, and heighten safety and resilience."
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