COVID-19 IAP and response plans to review or emulate
Fire service leaders share their pandemic-focused response plans to help fire departments that need guidance during this demanding time
As COVID-19 continues to upend agency operations, many fire service leaders are scrambling to update response protocols related to patient care and infectious disease – all amid highly dynamic conditions that seem to reveal new questions on a daily basis.
Fortunately, just as we have seen with mutual-aid partners showing up to help during fire operations, fire service leaders are making available some of their COVID-19/pandemic-focused incident action plans (IAPs) and response protocols to serve as guidance – or even templates – for other departments.
Thank you to the fire service leaders for making these plans available in service to their fellow firefighters. We will continue to update the list with additional plans.
Loveland-Symmes (Ohio) Fire Department COVID-19 Incident Action Plan
Shared by Deputy Chief Billy Goldfeder
Spokane Fire Department Pandemic Response Plan – COVID-19
Shared by Fire Chief Brian Schaeffer
University of California – Davis Fire Department Recommended Actions and Guidance for Responding to a Patient with Signs or Symptoms of Respiratory Infection
Shared by Fire Chief Nathan J. Trauernicht
Editor’s Note: Does your department have a strong COVID-19 action or response plan? Share it with the editor at email@example.com.