|A message from Chief Kaspar|
|March 14, 2020|
Dear Residents of the West Webster Fire Department and Adjacent Communities We Serve:
I am writing about the West Webster Fire Department 's precautionary measures related to COVID-19. Thankfully the virus itself has not yet had a direct impact on our communities. We have been implementing reasonable and proactive steps to protect the communities we serve, as well as our personnel. Because of our responsibility to our communities, we are enhancing our precautions to ensure we remain fully-staffed and healthy. Rest assured, we will still respond to your emergencies as we always have and always will.
However, if we are dispatched to your home, you might find yourself being asked questions by our personnel from your doorway and we may also be wearing protective equipment such as a mask, eye protection and gown. You may also be asked to wear a mask while we assess your medical condition. Again, this is being done out of an abundance of caution to maintain a healthy, prepared emergency response team.
We will continuously reassess this situation and pass along any pertinent information as needed. We would also ask you to be proactive and take this situation seriously. Stay informed, wash your hands, stay home when sick and call 911 only for true emergencies. Please follow the guidance of actual medical professionals, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the NYS Department of Health.
If you suspect you are infected or have questions regarding COVID-19, speak with a NYS Department of Health expert by calling 1-888-364-3065.
To learn more about coronavirus visit: https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus
Here are a few additional resources: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html