Local Fire, EMS announces added protections to personnel responding to emergency calls


(WFXR) – Roanoke Fire-EMS as well as Salem Fire & EMS and Botetourt Fire & EMS announce changes to the way they respond to emergency medical calls during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The departments have implemented the use of oxygen tents, known as mini-isolettes, during specific instances where forced oxygen is needed for a patient.

These changes will help protect personnel and enhance patient care.

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