With the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Colorado, North Metro Fire Rescue District is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of its community members and first responders.
North Metro Fire has implemented additional personal protection protocols for its first responders to help prevent exposure and the spreading of COVID-19 while responding to emergency calls. Additionally, the fire district is temporarily suspending station and engine tours, participation in community events, and other nonessential activities and external trainings that could expose firefighters and critical staff to the virus.
We have been working with our public health partners and closely following COVID-19 and its potential impact on our community and emergency operations. One of our top priorities is to keep our first responders healthy, so we can continue to respond and help those who need us. Equally as important, we want to ensure we take the right precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to our patients and at-risk populations.
North Metro Fire joins a number of Denver metro area fire departments in adopting measures for emergency response and scaling back from external events. The proactive steps align with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We realize everyone has their own idea of how to respond to a public health threat such as COVID-19, and we don’t want residents to panic or live in fear. However, we know that early containment, through social distancing, vigilant hygiene and isolating those infected by the virus, is the best way we as a community can protect ourselves and protect our most vulnerable populations. That’s why we are taking extra steps to protect our community and to help prevent the rapid spread of the virus locally.
Please see our COVID-19 update page for additional information on the measures we are taking and what you can do to protect yourself and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community.