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. We’ve collected the answers to some of your most pressing questions here.
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: