This page contains resources to assist fire and emergency medical services (EMS) departments with COVID-19 infection control.
These videos demonstrate methods described in CDC's infection control guidance for donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off) PPE in healthcare settings.
See also: Heat-Related Stress. Guidance and best practices for EMS clinicians adapting to extra PPE and higher temperature environments. Federal Healthcare Resilience Task Force.
U.S. Fire Administrator Keith Bryant and other federal partners present on PPE reuse, strategies for optimizing PPE use, and decontamination practices.
This guidance summarizes best practices for national implementation to sustain PPE while ensuring workers are protected during the COVID-19 response.Download the guidance
Basic guidance to manage the disinfection of structural firefighting PPE exposed to the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.Download the guidance
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