East Canyon COVID-19 Lessons Learned Rocky Mountain Blue Team 6/23/2020   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "The Blue Team activation on the East Canyon Fire was the first team activation in the Rocky Mountain Area in 2020. The fire provided some insight to pandemic considerations and public awareness. After a spring of a 'safer at home' mentality and intense planning for how to act once a team was activated, the following are some initial observations. COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] protocols were initiated upon arrival and the fire community is taking extraordinary measures at many levels. While these actions are not a complete mitigation, most people feel a greater level of comfort working in an environment where people are being smart about how they protect themselves and interact with others. The level of participation is above what everyone expected for firefighters and the supporting communities alike. We will continue to work on effective and science-based decision making."

Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team
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