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Nashville Fire Department Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19

Joseph Pleasant, 615-880-2011

Firefighter is recovering at home

The Nashville Fire Department was made aware a firefighter has tested positive for COVID-19.

The firefighter was off shift on accrued leave/sick leave prior to his diagnosis. Other personnel assigned to his fire station and shift will be monitored. If other personnel should develop symptoms, they will follow NFD protocols and be tested.

The department has been updating our protocols to better protect personnel who do work with the public. That includes increased use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and checking our personnel’s temperatures.

Personnel take their temperature at the beginning and end of their shift.