Poulsbo Fire Department Covid-19 Information
Like all members of our community, the Poulsbo Fire Department continues to carefully monitor the COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) outbreak and make plans to ensure that your access to care and emergency services won’t be interrupted. To limit exposure to citizens and first responders, lobby and business office access is restricted. For assistance, call 360 779-3997 or 697-8303.
We’ve collected the answers to some of your most pressing questions here:
What if I want to come in for a blood pressure check?
The department will reinstate blood pressure checks at Station 71 when the county goes to Phase 3.
The front door at Station 71 will remain locked - residents must ring the doorbell for service;
Facial coverings must be worn and temperature taken prior to entering the station;
Resident's name and phone are required to be given to government officials in the event of contact tracing;
Visitor must answer the following questions:
In the last 14 days, have you, or anyone in your household have two or more of the following symptoms: a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell?
Have you had contact with another COVID-19 patient?
Firefighters will then perform blood pressure checks in full personal protection equipment
If I call 911, will I still get a response?
Yes! The Poulsbo Fire Department and our partners continue to respond to ALL 911 calls.
What measures is the Poulsbo Fire Department taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Kitsap 911 and the Poulsbo Fire Department continue to screen all 911 calls for indications that someone on scene may be experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
In the event that a caller or a patient has signs and symptoms warranting additional protection, your emergency medical personnel may be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment including:
Non-latex medical gloves
In addition, our personnel will be wearing glasses, masks, and non-latex medical gloves for ALL responses to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other locations with large numbers of higher risk individuals.
Finally, the fire department has instituted a strict decontamination procedure for all of our ambulances after any transport of a patient with a potentially infectious respiratory illness.
All of these measures are intended to protect both you and our personnel.
What if I have signs or symptoms of COVID-19?
We’re asking that members of the community get their information from the most credible sources available. Here’s some great handouts from the experts at our public health partners: