CTFD providing the exceptional quality of care the community has come to expect and has always received. Here is some important information about how the Chippewa Township Fire Department is managing response during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation, and impacts to some of the department’s non-emergency services:
If you are experiencing an emergency, please dial 911. ▪️The Chippewa Township Fire Department is operating 24/7, as it always has. There have not been any interruptions in service. ▪️The department’s first responders are taking additional precautions to protect themselves on calls, including the use of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). ▪️911 Dispatchers are asking screening questions when calls are received to identify possible viral alerts. This information is being relayed to first responders, so that they can take additional steps in protecting themselves when assisting patients. ▪️The department’s first responders are taking every precaution to ensure that fire station is sanitized and kept clean. ▪️The department is working closely with our medical director at Summa to update and distribute medical response protocols to all of CTFD’s emergency responders. ▪️The department’s Prevention Division will not be performing routine fire inspections during this time to limit exposures to the facilities occupants and fire department personnel. ▪️Out of caution and as a preventative measure, the Chippewa Township Fire Department has cancelled all public education programs, events, and station tours. No new programs will be scheduled for the foreseeable future, as the department continues to take steps to avoid further risk of transmission. ▪️In an effort to protect our citizens, our employees, and to reduce exposure and the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus, Chippewa Township Fire Department will be closed to all visitors until further notice. Although our building is closed, our department will continue to provide emergency services at full strength.
We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we all deal with the evolving Coronavirus situation.