With guidance from the CDC, CDPHE, Jefferson County, and our medical directors we have identified and continue to develop three key areas: Communication, Equipment, and Procedures.

  • Communication: Partner with our dispatch center, JeffCom, to further target and capture the critical information that the caller has and then communicate it quickly and accurately to the responders before they arrive on-scene so that they can provide the needed care in a manner that protects them and the patient.
  • Equipment: Identify and stock the personal protection equipment necessary to protect our personnel during and after an exposure.
  • Procedures: Review and revise our response and decontamination procedures in a manner that will evolve with the rate and degree of spread.

Community Members

If you’re healthy, stay healthy:

  • Wash your hands frequently and for 20 seconds or more each time.
  • When water is unavailable use hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid contact with those that are or might be sick.
  • Clean hand towels, cell phones, and disinfect common surfaces.
  • Prepare as you might for an extended severe weather event.

If you’re sick, get healthy while protecting those around you:

  • Seek medical care from your primary care provider.
  • Avoid travel.
  • Stay home as much as it is practical.
  • Be conscientious of those around you so as to reduce their risk.

We continue to work to understand the situation so that we can adapt to it in an effort to protect our responders and our community members. As we receive information that would be beneficial to the community as a whole, we will send updates.


Genesee Fire Rescue

Additional Resources

Firefighter Training: Donning and Doffing BSI PPE for COVID-19: