March 19, 2020
The purpose of this memo is to provide direction to all members in limiting the potential spread of a strain of coronavirus now named COVID-19.
This memo shall apply to all members operating under the direction of the Fire Chief and the Board Members of the Northern York County Fire Rescue.
It has been established that Fire/Rescue is an essential function and part of the infrastructure of any community. To that end, it is our duty to continue to provide these essential services without fail. To accomplish this mission, we must take steps in a proactive fashion to assure that we can continue to provide these services should the strain of coronavirus, now known as COVID-19, reach our community.
While some of these measures may be viewed by some to be extraneous, they are reasonable and acceptable standards of practice in the workplace. These measures are out of an abundance of caution and should not be viewed as an over-reaction. Our service consists of dedicated volunteer members and it is our duty to provide a safe and healthy environment for all members. It is for this reason only that the following shall occur:
EFFECTIVE THURSDAY MARCH 19, 2020 @ 0700 HOURS AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
1. All station events and fundraisers shall be cancelled and rescheduled for a later date.
2. All volunteers and members are reminded that if they are feeling ill, they are requested to not run calls, visit the station, and should consider self-quarantine.
3. Volunteers or members who have family members who are ill, including fever, cough, shortness of breath are
reminded to stay home and self-quarantine.
4. EMS equipment used shall be decontaminated after each patient contact.
5. Fire apparatus crew cabs & SCBA shall be decontaminated as needed after each use.
6. Access to the Bays, Radio Rooms, Lounges, and Offices, etc. are restricted to members only. Family members
are not permitted.
7. Members who have access to and use work areas in the station are expected to wipe down surfaces before and
after use, using the cleaning agents provided.
8. While in station, it is expected that you use good hygiene practices. Please utilize hand sanitizer and/or soap
9. Visitors and vendors who are conducting business shall be asked to remain at the door and not be permitted
general access throughout the station.
10. The practice of members congregating in the stations for social activities is now suspended until further notice.
11. All meetings that are not essential to the operation of NYCFR shall be cancelled and rescheduled.
These measures are not meant to penalize any individuals or group of individuals. They are meant to protect the health and well-being of all members and their families.
If you have any questions, please contact Chief Scot McClintock or Lt. Kaitlin Stough.
NORTHERN YORK COUNTY FIRE RESCUE COVID-19 MEMO
Coronavirus (COVID-19)- MEMO
Welcome to Northern York County Fire Rescue
A new beginning. As of January 1, 2018 two stations with a long and storied history merged to become one. York County Station 64 and 65 merged to become Station 15.
The idea started about 3 years prior. Realizing that something had to be done to save money, increase manpower and have a plan for the future.
A steering committee was established to research the idea. Visits to other stations that had gone thru the process were made. Meetings were scheduled, an attorney was hired and members accepted tasks. All in an effort to make the transition smooth and efficient.
As the merger date got closer, officers were appointed and administrative positions were filled.
All this in an effort to strengthen our commitment to the community to be the very best.