First Two Cases In
County Fire Dept.
March 29, 2020
All Hazard Regional Incident Management
Team (IMT) Incident Commander was notified Sunday March 29th
that two firefighters tested positive for COVID 19.
These are the first two positive cases of firefighter first
responders within the county. The two firefighters work for two different
agencies within San Bernardino County - The San Bernardino County Fire
Protection District and the Montclair Fire Department.
Both firefighters entered self-quarantine due to an onset of
flu-like symptoms prior to receiving test results. Currently, the
firefighters are feeling well and remain in isolation. Both firefighters
are being medically monitored by their primary physicians.
The San Bernardino County Regional All Hazard IMT has been planning
for the last three weeks for the possibility of exposure and infection
to the county’s first responders. The team’s plan, already in
place, ensures that fire, rescue, and EMS service delivery will not be
interrupted regardless of jurisdiction. The fire and ambulance
services within the San Bernardino County remain robust and are fully
staffed and equipped to respond to all emergencies.
Command and General staff of the IMT are working with Public Health to
determine the employees travels and interactions to help control further
spread of the virus.
The Incident Management Team reminds the public
stay vigilant and adhere to all the
Public Health guidelines.
*Stay Home *Stay Healthy *Stay Safe
San Bernardino County Team 1 is a type 3 all-hazard incident
management team which deploys as a team of trained personnel, representing
multiple disciplines who manage major and/or complex incidents requiring a
significant number of local, state or tribal resources. They manage incidents
that extend into multiple operational periods and require a written Incident