Coping with COVID (2020)
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From the City of Youngstown Website -
During the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, all critical Youngstown City services will continue. However, City Hall, Police Department, Fire Department, Parks & Recreation Garage, Street Department, Traffic Sign & Signal, Waste Water, Water Engineering, and 20 Federal Place locations are closed to the public until further notice.
Fire inspections performed on any buildings, daycares, foster homes, etc. are temporarily suspended.
If a fire report is needed or you have any other fire department related questions, please call the office of the main fire station at (330) 747-7403 ext. 0.
March 19, 2020 4:00pm - Public access is restricted to all city fire stations to minimize non-essential contact.
March 30, 2020 - YFD Captain Fred DeLuca (Engine 2) shares a photo wearing standard issue PPE (personal protective equipment) required when running on calls.
Below - Firefighters construct disinfectant spray guns with plans circulating around the internet.
Above - YFD Firefighter Timothy Frease. Frease tested positive for COVID-19 on April 1.
Below - Frease talks about his experience battling the COVID-19 virus.
First test of the disinfecting sprayer system
Demonstration of disinfecting station furniture
Youngstown firefighter, Battalion chief on self-quarantine – WKBN – March 25, 2020
YFD to limit the department's contact with public beginning today – Mahoning Matters – March 19, 2020
Youngstown police, fire departments make adjustments amid virus outbreak - WKBN - March 19, 2020