Lyons Fire Protection District and Update
Update on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Corona Virus COVID-19 Fire Protection District, update from Chief Hoffman
Our dispatch center will be screening callers for symptoms related to the Corona virus. Out of precaution, our firefighters may need to respond in personal protection equipment (PPE) in some situations. PPE may consist of protective clothing such as gowns or a protective jumpsuit, mask, goggles and gloves which are designed to protect the wearer's body from injury or infection.
Please do not be alarmed, we are doing this to protect our responders as well as to try to mitigate the spread of the virus to others. We may also ask that others in the residence that are with the patient, put on a face mask which our crews will supply. This is also as a protective measure to try to mitigate exposure.
We will come to you, please be patient as we are getting our gear on to come inside your home. We may also give you a call on your phone to ask you some questions prior to us entering your home again to provide safety to our crews.
Also out of precaution, we are not allowing station tours or the use of our meeting rooms at this time and are also limiting public access to our buildings unless it is an emergency.
We are dedicated to providing our citizens the absolute best services in EMS that we can provide while dealing with this growing issue. We will continue to provide valuable updates and information as available and as needed.
We thank you all for your patience and understanding while we as a community, all go through this together!