Due to the severity of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Ridge Road Fire District has adopted the recommendations of the Monroe County Health Department and the County EMS Medical Director and have tailored our responses to medical emergencies accordingly. We are continuing to respond to serious and life-threatening medical emergencies.
If COVID-19 were to make its way into our fire stations, it could impact our personnel thereby hampering our ability to sustain our mission to the community that we serve.
Therefore, we have decided to temporarily close all District fire stations to the public until further notice. Activities typically hosted within our facilities such as CPR education, tours, Child Safety Seat checks, and Blood Pressure screenings are temporarily discontinued.
Service to the public is our main mission. We are here to serve the community and we must make these changes to ensure that we are able to continue to provide the highest level of service consistent with our mission in light of the existing pandemic. Our ability to provide fire protection, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and rescue services hinges on the health of our personnel so they can respond.
If you call 911 for a medical problem, we ask that you inform the dispatcher if you are having symptoms and/or a fever. When we respond we will be wearing face masks, safety glasses, as well as gloves and, will ask screening questions from a six-foot distance. These measures are for our safety and to ensure that we will be available to respond to the next emergency.
You can help by maintaining social distancing by 6’ or more between people, self-monitor for cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and frequently washing your hands. If you have any of these symptoms contact your medical provider.
Thank you for your understanding and stay safe