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Tulsa First Responders Prepare for Coronavirus

Posted at 10:17 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 23:17:05-04

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa first responders are reassuring the public that they're ready to help them amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But, they ask for the public's help, too.

Tulsa Fire and Police Departments and the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office ask citizens to warn them if they've been sick or traveling recently when they come to help you. They also ask that if you need to file a police report, do so over the phone or online if you can. The Tulsa County Jail is currently closed to tours. Tulsa fire stations are limiting access to the public. All departments and offices are working together to keep themselves and the public safe.

"This is going to be a team event," said Tulsa County Sheriff Vic Regalado. "As you can see, the cooperation between the city and county in tact. But I would say that all Tulsans need to be a part of this solution while we work our way through this virus."

The fire department is also adding more protective gear to its fire trucks. Each engine will get a kit that includes items such as Clorox wipes, N95 masks, cleaning spray and medical gowns.

They say don't hesitate to call 911 in an emergency; however, if you think you're experiencing coronavirus symptoms, call your doctor first.

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