SLC Fire's daily operations continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and related concerns. We have modified several department policies and protocols in response to these concerns and feel confident that the actions taken serve to protect both our workforce and the greater SLC community. A few precautionary measures currently in place are:
• Over 80% of SLC Fire employees have been fully vaccinated
• SLC Fire employees wear surgical or cloth masks when in public for non-medical response reasons, such as trips to the grocery store.
• All calls for medical assistance are treated as potential COVID-19 exposures and our firefighters wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when responding.
• Patients requesting emergency medical assistance may be asked to meet first responders outdoors or in a large room whenever possible.
• First responders may ask family members, friends, and bystanders to provide a safe distance (6 ft. or greater) from the responding crew members on any emergency scene.
• SLC Fire has suspended participation in public and in-person activities, such as station tours, school visits, etc. Please visit our website to find educational videos that can replace these types of activities until we can resume them safely!
• Firefighters who are ill or have sick family at home are requested to stay home to recuperate, waiting to return to work until they are medically cleared to do so.
SLC Fire would like to express our gratitude to the community for all that you are doing to keep yourselves and your family safe. We're in this together and look forward to welcoming the public back to our facilities in the hopefully not-too-distant future.