News & Emergency Updates
A Message from the Ripley-Huron Fire Department About COVID-19
For Immediate Release
April 02, 2020 4:00 PM
A MESSAGE FROM THE RIPLEY-HURON FIRE DEPARTMENT ABOUT COVID-19
Many of our community members are practicing self-isolation, physical distancing and are being diligent in doing their part by staying at home and keeping their families safe. This includes the members of our Fire Department and their families.
The Ripley-Huron Fire Department would like to re-assure the community that we are trained, prepared, equipped and ready to respond to calls for service during this Pandemic Emergency.
Unfortunately there are members within our communities that are not taking the Medical Officer of Health’s advice seriously. This is placing our entire community at serious risk of community spread of COVID-19.
The Fire Departments concern is that this behaviour greatly increases the risk of First Responders coming into contact with and potentially being infected with COVID-19.
If this were to happen and members of the Fire Department became ill or had to self-isolate for 14 days, it will have serious impacts on our ability to respond to emergencies within our community. This in turn will have very serious Public Safety implications.
People are dying every day because of this virus. We do not want this to happen in our communities.
The members of the Ripley-Huron Fire Department are asking you to do the right thing and make responsible choices. Wash your hands, Stay home, Self-Isolate, Physically Distance yourself from other people, stay out of closed outdoor facilities and do not congregate in groups of more than 5 people.
You have the ability as an individual to save peoples live by acting responsibly and by following the advice and Orders of the Provincial and Municipal Government.
We are volunteers. Please do not put our Health, Safety and lives at unnecessary risk!
On behalf of the Volunteer Firefighters of the Ripley-Huron Fire Department.
Christopher J. Cleave
Ripley-Huron Fire Department
Township of Huron-Kinloss
https://www.huronkinloss.com/index.cfm APRIL-2-2020-PRESS RELEASE.pdf
For more information:
Emergency Information Officer Township of Huron-Kinloss 519-395-3735 firstname.lastname@example.org
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