Maine fire department suspends most operations due to favorable COVID-19 cases – WMTW Portland

19January 2021

The Alfred Fire Rescue department has actually suspended most operations after multiple employee tested positive for COVID-19. The department states the very first case surfaced recently. On Saturday, Chief Chris Carpenter chose to cease more department operations until all close contacts might be determined.”This was a prolonged investigation and to lower the threat to everybody the choice was made, and the station house and device were all decontaminated appropriately,” the department shared on Facebook Monday.While operations are restricted, Deputy Chief Jarrett Clarke, who is also a paramedic, and other members of the department who are not impacted are responding to calls and supplying emergency situation healthcare till help shows up from other towns.”Alfred Fire and Rescue stays committed to the requirements of the town, but want to guarantee that our firemens and EMS suppliers get the screening and assistance required. Moving forward we want to complete testing of all employees and the Fire Chief and Deputy Chief are dealing with state and regional officials to be in total compliance,” the department composed on Facebook.It was unclear for how long the department would be limited.ALFRED, Maine–

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