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NFPA responds to the coronavirus

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

When tragic events unfold, it is our first responders that are on the front line, risking their own safety to help others.

NFPA has collaborated with other leading organizations to send letters to Vice President Pence, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and FEMA imploring government officials to provide the necessary resources for first responders on the front line of COVID-19. 

NFPA 1581, Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program, provides the minimum requirements for infection control programs to help identify and limit the potential of an infectious exposure to fire department members as well as other first responders during the performance of their assigned duties and within the responder working and living environment.

 


NFPA 1581, Standard on Fire Department Infection Control Program, offers important and timely guidance for keeping first responders safe. In this episode of Learn Something New™ by NFPA Journal®, we examine four key takeaways from the standard.

 

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