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What Happens When Your Employees from Georgia Are Exposed to a Positive COVID-19 Individual During a Fire Assignment in Nevada? Home Unit Lessons - Takeaways - Suggestions for the Future   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "While on a fire assignment on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada this June, two firefighters from the Chattooga River Ranger District--on the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in Georgia--were exposed to another firefighter who became sick and ultimately tested positive for COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019]. They had been working with the Bridgeport Helitack Crew under the 'Module as One' concept when they were exposed to the COVID-19 positive individual. [...] Tests were then administered to the two Chattooga River firefighters, with a positive result for one (Firefighter 1) and a negative result for the other (Firefighter 2). They were quarantined in a hotel for the next 14 days, after which they both met the local health department's criteria to return home. They arrived back home safely on July 8. An AAR [After Action Report] was conducted on Tuesday, July 14 with the two firefighters, Forest Safety Officer, District Ranger, District Fire Management Officer, and Engine Captain. The discussion centered around what went well and what we could do better in the future to streamline any response should this type of situation occur again."

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2020
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Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center
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Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center: https://www.wildfirelessons.net/
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