Fire Station,” Doohan said. “Chief Gunn’s leadership in this rapidly evolving situation has been invaluable, and there’s a strong indication that the outbreak has been contained due to the swift response and cooperation between the two agencies. We will continue to be vigilant in monitoring this situation until we are positive the outbreak has been fully contained.”
The number of Coronavirus cases continues to spike rapidly, affecting thousands. In California alone, there have been 273,912 confirmed cases and 6,464 deaths as of July 7, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The County and CAL Fire says they will continue to work in unison to test CAL Fire staff conduct contact tracing investigations.
“Mendocino County and CAL Fire have been strong partners for many years, particularly since the 2017 fires devastated our community, said Chief Executive Officer Carmel J. Angelo in the press release. “CAL Fire is here to protect us, and we are here to protect them.”
As for the 37 volunteer firefighters at the Fort Bragg Fire Station, Fire Chief Steve Orsi says their response time wasn’t impacted by the coronavirus cases at Leggett Station due to them being far enough away.
“So far, we’ve been very fortunate to not be affected at all,” Orsi said.
Orsi says he’s grateful that his crew hasn’t shown any COVID-19 symptoms and has been taking precautions to prevent it such as wearing masks and gloves while on calls and disinfecting the station on a regular basis. The only minor setback for the Fort Bragg Fire Chief is some of the volunteers feeling unsafe going to calls.
“We did put out there if any feel uncomfortable going to calls, please take a leave of absence,” Orsi said. “There have been a few people who did that, but generally people are coming still.”
For more information and updates about COVID-19, visit the County website https:// www. mendocinocounty. org/community/ novel- coronavirus, or contact the COVID-19 call center at (707) 272-6052.