TUSCALOOSA FIRST RESPONDERS GETTING FEWER CALLS AMID PANDEMIC

Fire And Rescue

Norfolk Southern are training more than 100 first responders between Oct. 10 and Oct. 12, 2017, in Tuscaloosa as part of its annual Operation Awareness and Response Program.

By WVUA 23 Contributor Julia Smith

Fire departments around Tuscaloosa County received funding for COVID-19 precautions like personal protective equipment, but they’re getting fewer calls for help.

President of the Tuscaloosa County Fire Protection Association and Chief of the Duncanville Fire Department Billy Doss said medical calls have been down, which has limited exposure for first responders and residents.

“I think that people are afraid to go around the hospital or around other people, which is good for us and good for them,” Doss said.

Doss still advises those who are in need of help should still call for first responders assistance.

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