Coping with Changing Times
By Vice President Chris Schoon
March 26, 2020

We are still be in the middle of the COVID -19 outbreak. As of March 25th, 2020 It was reported on CNN there are 511,600+ cases globally and in the US 79,300+ cases and 1142 deaths according to the CDC.
I am repeating what we have been told.
• Frequent handwashing is still the one prevention tool we have. Use soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are not available, use an alcohol -based hand rub with at least 50% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Masks are for the sick patient who is sneezing and coughing.
Honor the 6 foot rule around others.
self-quarantine if you have symptoms

There have been some changes at the Squad building to protect our career and volunteer staff.
The bay doors are closed when no one is downstairs. If you are sick with breathing difficulty, shortness of Breath, fever, or cough, and you need the ambulance, please call 911. Do Not come up to the station.

We Need Your Help!
As of February 12, 10 public safety officials have been struck and killed while working on roadway incidents. This tragic trend is deeply concerning. Though Fire/Recuse department policies and state laws are in place that are intended to protect us, we cannot control the actions of the traveling public. Please slow down and move over a lane to allow fire/rescue and law enforcement to tend to the injured and those involved in the crash/vehicle fire. Prior to EMS/Fire arrival if No one is injured move off the roadway. Be very careful if you get tout of your vehicle on the highway or interstate. Let’s not make the crash worse by a first responder being injured answering a call.

I am happy to report the Squad is continuing to grow in membership.
We have advanced and basic providers in the probationary release process.
They are learning the ins and outs of the computer reporting system, turnover processes at the hospital and
How to use the radio. Here are some new faces. Interested in joining TEAM, visit our web site at