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Posted on: March 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] DOUGLAS COUNTY FIRE & EMS DEPARTMENT THANKS BOC FOR DECONTAMINATION TOOLS

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03_18_foggersThe Douglas County Fire & EMS Department today expressed thanks and appreciation to the Douglas County Board of Commissioners for allocating Cares Act funding to purchase decontamination tools in a continued effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the coronavirus.  

 

“We are thankful to the Board of Commissioners for their support allowing us to purchase decontamination sanitized electrostatic foggers to be placed at all of our fire stations to sanitize our equipment and fire stations,” Chief Roderick Jolivette said.  “This safety initiative will keep emergency vehicles in zone, cut fuel cost and allow personnel to receive Insurance Service Office (ISO) company training, which improves our public protection classification.”

 

Chief Jolivette wants Douglas County citizens to know they can feel safe, while our firefighters continue to serve in the interest of public safety. 

 

The Board of Commissioners continued support of the Fire & EMS Department allowed Chief Jolivette to purchase the decontamination sanitized electrostatic foggers to be placed at all ten fire stations. “Before our purchase, firefighters from all over the county would have to travel to headquarters to decontaminate their equipment potentially impacting their response time for an emergency,” Chief Jolivette said. “Now, emergency response time can be cut down because firefighters can decontaminate their equipment at their fire station and fuel costs from driving back and forth can be saved.” 

 

For more information, media can contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications and Community Relations and Public Information Officer for the fire Department at rickmartin@co.douglas.ga.us or 770-920-7303.

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