April 6: COVID-19 Update for Seattle Fire Department Personnel

The Seattle Fire Department (SFD) has activated its Resource Management Center to track COVID-19 impacts to personnel. The following information is updated as of 5 p.m. on April 6


Quarantine and Isolation:  

  • Members currently in quarantine or isolation: 29 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel impacted since the beginning of tracking COVID-19: 88 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel who have completed their 14-day quarantine and returned to work: 59 members

Testing:  

This includes those who have received testing at the site designated for first responders and those who have shared their results from testing conducted at a private physician. 

  • Total number of known SFD personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19: 16 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel with a negative test results at first responder testing site: 58 members
  • Total number of SFD personnel who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have recovered: 1 member

Video of the week:

Watch SFD’s #FlattenTheCurve challenge video that highlights important safety tips: link to video.

With COVID-19 on our minds, Seattle firefighters have created a video for a #flattenthecurvechallege. Check it out and show us your dance moves! ✅ Keep 6-feet apart ✅ Wash your hands regularly✅ Help flatten the curve ✅ Clean surfaces ✅ Stay home and save livesChoreographer: Marika TheofelisMusic Credit: Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive#COVID19 #WeGotThisSeattle #Engine13 #Rescue1

Posted by Seattle Fire Department on Tuesday, March 31, 2020
  • Keep a 6-foot distance from others 
  • Wash your hands frequently 
  • Do your part to help flatten the curve 
  • Wipe down surfaces regularly 
  • Stay home and save lives