RICHARDSON – The men and women of the Richardson Fire Department are continuing to serve the community during the Coronavirus pandemic and while stations are staffed, equipped and ready to respond, firefighters don’t want people with phones coming to fire stations requesting medical assistance.

Instead, the department is asking people to call 911 and let firefighters respond to you.  This ensures people are getting the closest rescuers as sometimes fire stations may be empty because they’re already on a response.

It also allows rescuers to don their personal protective clothing before coming face to face with patients and decreases the likelihood of unnecessary exposures to the fire stations.

“In this trying, unprecedented time in our nation we must all do our part to help.  We need to do everything possible to keep first responders healthy, so they are able to make the calls to serve this great community,” said Curtis Poovey, Richardson Fire Chief.

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