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DFEMS expands personnel for Covid-19 response

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(Office of the Governor) — The CNMI Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services has expanded their personnel as part of the governor’s Covid-19 Task Force in response to the global pandemic.

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the Department of Fire and EMS activated 13 personnel to assist with the Covid-19 pandemic adding throughout the week to meet the required needs.

After receiving information on Saturday, March 28, 2020 of the two positive cases of Covid-19 in the CNMI, DFEMS activated 27 additional firefighter personnel to help the Covid-19 Task Force to assist with the pandemic.

DFEMS’ primary objectives are to:

• Transport passengers from the Francisco C. Ada/Saipan International Airport to Kanoa Resort (designated quarantine facility)

• Escort airline passengers to assigned rooms

• Deliver drop-off items to patients in their rooms and persons under investigation or PUI

• Transport PUI from CHCC to quarantine site

• Decontaminate after every drop-off, transport, and contact with any quarantined person(s)

• Assist CHCC medical personnel by remaining on standby for 24 hours for any emergency transport needed for quarantined person(s)

• Assist CHCC in conducting secondary health assessment to all inbound passengers

DFEMS continues to support the governor’s Covid-19 Task Force and its emergency medical support function.

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