COVID-19 Preparedness: Your Safety Is Our Top Priority
Our department has been very busy organizing equipment and reviewing our procedures for handling COVID-19. The safety of our firefighters and the Village residents is always our first priority. Although this has been consuming much of our time, we still have the day to day fire department operations to handle.
Due to COVID-19, we have limited the traffic in and out of the fire station and our drill nights have been cancelled until further notice. Fortunately, we have an online training system, which allows members to continue learning while at home. Last week, our members reviewed elevator rescue procedures, and this week will cover personal protective equipment and the NYS DOH COVID-19 protocols in more detail.
Today, we put in service three new Motorola APX6000XE portable radios. Portable radios are our lifeline when inside a fire. These are a huge upgrade for us, replacing portable radios that were almost 15 years old. The new portable radios are specifically made for the fire service, able to withstand the extreme conditions inside a burning building.