Fort Bidwell Volunteer Fire Department

Corona Virus Precautions

  1. One and only one person does the initial approach and evaluation of anyone on-scene and stay 6 feet away. Wear at least an N95 mask and gloves if you must approach anyone.
  2. If it is not a medical emergency, avoid near contact with anyone on-site.
  3. Ask at the door and 6 feet away (unless there is an immediate life threat):
    1. Symptoms: Do you or anyone in this home have a fever or respiratory symptoms, such as a cough or shortness of breath.
    2. Contacts: Have you or anyone in this home, or have anyone had close contact with, been exposed to, or traveled somewhere known to have person-to-person spread of the COVID-19 virus within the last 14 days.
    3. Tested Positive: Have you or anyone in this home contracted, tested positive, or been in contact with someone who has contracted or tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.
  4. If any answers are yes,
    1. Do not enter unless there is a life treating emergency. If it is a medical call, wait for the ambulance.
    2. Notify Dispatch that the site is COVID-19 active, and advise other personnel to use Personnel Protective Equipment.
    3. Use a regular face mask on any patient or other person exposed to the Corona virus.
    4. If you must enter or closely help the ambulance staff, use the full Standard Precautions Kit (Gown, Gloves, Mask, Eye Protection, Shoe Covers).
    5. Afterward, wash your hands and clothes including shoes and socks.

We have plenty of gloves and N95 masks (Attack truck driver's side pocket and Red Bag). There are full, Standard Precautions Kits in the Attack truck medical bay.

N-95 Mask Package Standard Precautions Kit package
Mask Usage Mask Usage Instructions  Full Precautions Kit Package

Regular (Yellow) masks are for COVID-19 contaminated persons are in the upper shelf of the Attack Truck medical bay and some in the Red Bag. Place mask with soft metal band edge up, and stretch straps over the ears. Mold the soft metal band edge to form a seal around the bridge of the nose.

Regular, yellow mask