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:

Safety glasses

Mask

Gown

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:

COVID-19 Fact Sheet

What to do if you have confirmed or suspected coronavirus disease

What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed coronavirus disease

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Poulsbo Fire Department
911 NE Liberty Rd.
Poulsbo, WA 98370
(360) 779-3997
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