Coping with COVID (2020)

This page is being updated as new information or photos are received of city firefighters and how they are dealing with responding during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any information, photos or even descriptions of what a typical call entails and don't mind it being added here, please email me @ gricker@youngstownfire.com. Thank you!  

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 Department

  • 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

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