The CNMI Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services has expanded the number of personnel assigned to the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force in response to the global pandemic.
Last Monday, March 23, 2020, the Department of Fire and EMS activated 13 personnel to assist with the COVID-19 pandemic, adding to meet the required needs throughout the week.
This is in addition to the 27 firefighter personnel that DFEMS activated last Saturday, March 28, 2020, after receiving information of the two positive cases of COVID-19 in the CNMI.
DFEMS’ primary objectives are to:
– Transport passengers from the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport to Kanoa Resort (designated quarantine facility).
– Escort airline passengers to assigned rooms.
– Deliver drop-off items to patients in their rooms and persons under investigation.
– Transport PUI from the Commonwealth Health Center to quarantine site.
– Decontaminate after every drop-off, transport, and contact with any quarantined person(s).
– Assist CHC medical personnel by remaining on standby for 24 hours for any emergency transport needed for quarantined person(s)
– Assist CHCC in conducting secondary health assessment to all inbound passengers.
DFEMS continues to support the Governor’s COVID-19 Task Force and its emergency medical support function. (PR)