Coronavirus Impact on Local First Responders

Like everyone else, first responders are facing major changes when it comes to everyday life during the coronavirus pandemic.

Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services Chief Scott Goldstein says although the dispatch call volume has gone down compared to past daily averages, the goal for first responders is to stay prepared.

With several closures and recommended social distancing restrictions, officials say this is a good time to ensure safety at home.

Here’s a list of some things you can do at home to ensure your safety:

  • Check smoke alarms
  • Do not use extension cords excessively
  • Make sure you have a home safety plan
  • Wash your hands

Watch the video below for more details


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