The ongoing situation surrounding the corona virus has local first responders doing their best to not only serve the public, but also ensure the safety of their departments.
It was announced last week that area firefighters would be responding to calls in personal protective gear. Fritz Robinson, of the Kenney Fire Department, explains...
DeWitt County Sheriff Mike Walker stresses that the county's first responders are here to serve residents. However, he worries about what an infection within his department could mean to those services.
Robinson agrees that those concerns are on the minds of all small local departments. He says Kenney Fire is taking plenty of precautions.
DeWitt County and Clinton law enforcement announced last week an additional step to try to ensure departmental safety. They will only be responding to high priority calls, while low priority calls will be handled via phone. Sheriff Walker says it's another example of social distancing.
Local officials continue to encourage residents to also follow the guidelines of the CDC and state officials by limiting travel, and exposure to others.