NORFOLK - The coronavirus is impacting the Norfolk Fire Division.
According to the City of Norfolk, nearly a third of the responders have had a positive test over the past 96 hours.
They fully intend to maintain their standard of minimum staffing on shift and expect a potential impact should they have larger incidents or back-to-back calls requiring additional staffing.
They are working with Mutual Aid Partners, Norfolk Dispatch, and partners at Faith Regional to help make the next 12-15 days go as smooth as possible.
Fire Chief Tim Wragge says during this time, 911 if you have an emergency, however, if you can get yourself or whomever needs medical attention to the appropriate medical facility with your own transportation, consider that option.
Wragge says they’re doing everything they can to get staff healthy while maintaining a high standard of care to those that they serve.