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

Spokane Cov Di 19 Plan by epraetorian on Scribd

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

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