Rural Metro firefighters are isolating themselves from ambulance crews and increasing personal hygiene.
They’re also not allowing walk-ins at the station.
Rural Metro Fire says it’s doing everything it can to take care of it’s own.
“They are cleaning more often and they’re triaging the calls that are coming in, when the ambulance doesn’t truly need assistance from the fire department they’re gonna hold back and try to keep that distance from non-emergent calls,” said public information officer, Jes Webb.
Firefighters says they’ve also stocked up on personal protective gear such as masks, gloves and gowns.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.