November 25, 2020 15:40
All 31 PF&R stations are open and responding to emergency calls despite a recent up-tick in positive COVID 19 tests among eight firefighters in the past week.
From November 17, 2020 to November 25, 2020, eight employees tested positive for COVID 19. By comparison, PF&R had experienced a total of only 10 cases from February 28, 2020 (the date of the first case in Oregon) to November 17, 2020. Of those, 9 have since recovered and returned to duty. During this same time period, PF&R responded to over 59,830 total calls.
No hospitalizations have been reported and measures have been taken to quarantine firefighters who may have come in contact with these eight recent cases; currently 57 firefighters are quarantined.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, PF&