As coronavirus concerns continue to escalate, many people are wondering what steps red bluff fire departments are taking to ensure they*an* the community they serve are safe.
Action news now reporter, karen alvarez, is live in red bluff.
Karen, what steps are the department taking?
Red bluff fire division chief michael bachmyer tells me they're limiting the number of people allowed to visit the main office.
Staffing remains the same--- bachmeryer tells me the department is staffing two engines with four to five personnel a day.
For those who work in administration, their schedule has changed a bit---with people rotating schedules to limit contact.
And they continue to screen all calls before heading out.
This is just one more thing in the list of things that we have to be cognizant of and conscious of and really do our risk vs benefit analysis when we respond to mergencies.
Bachmyer tells me all fire personnel are required to wear glasses, gloves, and gowns.
When responding to house calls, bachmyer tells me firefighters now must wear n-95 masks.
They're also suppose to leave their equipment and gowns at the station before the end of the day.
In red bluff, karen alvarez, action news now, coverage you can count on.
The red bluff fire department say they're constantly cleaning and sanitizing that equipment and the fire station.