Many changes have occurred in the way we treat smoke contamination in the fire service. Research has shown that smoke from modern furnishings released cancer causing chemicals in the smoke particles. These carcinogens have changed our procedures of wearing air masks, washing equipment, and storing equipment in general. The spread of these contaminants was demonstrated the same way we can demonstrate the spread of viruses.
We would like to remind everyone to keep following CDC recommended guidelines when attending gatherings over the holidays. There has been a small spike in our area and some people have been complacent when taking precautions to stop the spread of this extremely contagious coronavirus. It only takes one person to infect a few dozen in gathering situations.
Click here to watch the experiment conducted by a news crew explaining how it spreads and ways to avoid spreading the virus.
Keys to stopping the spread of the corona virus are these CDC recommendations:
-Wash your hands
-Wear a mask
-Social Distance at least 6′
-Don’t touch your face
Everyone wants to lead a normal life out of isolation. If you do test positive, make sure to isolate until you no longer symptomatic as prescribed by your health care provider. If you display no symptoms be considerate of other people and follow the CDC recommended guidelines. Your excuse of not worried about catching it will not stop asymptomatic spread. Have a safe holiday season and help us all get back to normal life.