South Metro Fire Rescue continues to monitor the circumstances around COVID-19. As you know, this is an evolving situation and we can assure you that your safety and well-being is our top priority. We know it’s a very dynamic situation that has been evolving daily, which is why we will continue to take proactive measures to limit exposure.
Because of this, South Metro has closed our administrative offices to the public until April 3rd (or until further notice). In addition, we will be rescheduling all station tours, engine demos and ride longs, community and pub ed events to a later date.
These steps are proactive measures to simply limit the exposure to our personnel and our citizens. We will continue to evaluate the situation over the next few weeks to see how COVID-19 evolves and if we need to take any additional precautionary steps.
It is important that the best course of action in combatting the COVID-19 virus right now is to follow the CDC’s recommendations for prevention, which can be found here. This includes:
- Washing Hands. It’s important to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Clean and Disinfect Frequently: Clean your working area, and other frequently touched objects and surfaces with cleaning sprays of wipes.
- Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose and Mouth: If you can, please avoid touching your face as much as possible.
- Stay Home if You Are Feeling Sick: If you are feeling ill, and we ask that take similar precautions that you would with any other sickness and please stay home. For SMFR, this also includes staying home and not visiting Wellness and/or attending off-duty meetings if you’re feeling ill as well so that we can limit exposure.
South Metro is here for you during this time and will continue to be here for you when you need us. We ask that if you do have any flu like symptoms, to please call your primary care physician prior to calling 911.
We have created an FAQ to help answer your questions that come in. In addition, you can find all the latest news/updates about what South Metro is doing to keep our communities, citizens and personnel safe during this unprecedented time.
- South Metro Fire Rescue Confirms Two Firefighters Test Presumptive Positive for COVID-19
- South Metro Fire Rescue’s Fire Marshal’s Office Continues to Operate During COVID-19 Pandemic
- South Metro Fire Rescue Implements Local Disaster Declaration During COVID-19 Pandemic
- How SMFR Disinfects our Medic Units During COVID-19
- Questions our Dispatchers Ask when Screening Calls for COVID-19
- South Metro Fire Rescue to Close Administrative Facilities to Public due to COVID-19 Pandemic
- Tri-County Health
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
- Colorado Emergency Operations: COVID-19 Information
- CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English.