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The West Fargo Fire Department has been planning and preparing for the COVID-19 pandemic emergency since the end of February. Additional personal protective equipment, decontamination and sanitizing products have been ordered and most supplies have been delivered. Each week, the department has adjusted our common operating picture as new information emerged about the pandemic. A tiered approach of adjustment for our operations has been followed in the past several weeks, and as the confirmed cases of COVID-19 begin to occur in our area, we are ready.
The department has adjusted or suspended the following services to ensure we are practicing social distancing as much as possible, while also being ready for emergencies as they occur in the City of West Fargo.
The department has also adjusted our operations to slow the spread of the virus beginning on March 4th, 2020
To maintain our operational readiness, on March 13th, 2020 the department began to adjust our daily staffing coordination to include;
Moving forward, the West Fargo Fire Department is well suited to adjust staffing needs as the pandemic unfolds. We are working with our neighboring fire departments in the metro to coordinate our staffing levels to ensure the right resources are available and ready for service. The department wants to remind everyone in the city to practice good social distancing, hand hygiene, and check on your neighbors often during the next few weeks. Follow us on social media and the department website for further updates.