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Pueblo firefighters adjusting to calls during COVID-19

Posted at 6:36 PM, Mar 26, 2020

PUEBLO — Pueblo firefighters are being more cautious when it comes to emergency calls.

Fire Chief Barb Huber says dispatchers are now asking callers a series of questions related to COVID-19, and when firefighters respond to a call they wear gloves, masks, and other protection equipment.

"We are trying to minimize our exposure to the community and to make sure we are not part of the spread," said Huber. "So we want to make sure it is contained as much as possible keep people home where it is safer and just minimizing that contact with other people and that person spread."

Chief Huber also says if people say they have symptoms they could be asked to stay home and will get a follow-up call the next day.

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