Helena Fire Department Reminds the Public About Protective Preventive Gear (P.P.E)
With the heightened flu season, the Helena Police Department is gearing up....in protective gear that is. They want to remind the public what they, or any other emergency response personnel might look like when they go out on calls. Assistant Fire Chief, Ken Wood explains that making sure that people know this is standard procedure all across the board is essential, so that they are not afraid or scared when they are approached by personnel.
Assistant Fire Chief, Wood added, "We will be wearing this protective equipment more often, not to be alarm, it's just a precautionary measure to protect us and them. Because quite often we go from call to call to call and we could end up becoming the host to some of those infectious diseases and we don't want that." It is also good idea to talk to your children, if you have little ones about what these very basic, but essential preventive items look like and what they are used for. If ever in the event they need to be approached by an emergency responder wearing them, they can be cooperative.