Travis County ESD #6, Lake Travis Fire Rescue established the “LTFR COVID19 Task Force” to directly prepare for and mitigate the risk of COVID-19 to firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical technicians. The local force is leading the way in Texas and mitigating the risk and spread of the virus.
“LTFR has met with representatives from fire and EMS agencies on the front lines in Washington state, New Rochelle, N.Y., San Jose, Calif., and New York to ask them simply ‘What do you wish you would have done a month ago?” said Braden Frame, president of the Lake Travis Fire Fighters Association. “Their advice was clear. Limit risk, mitigate cross contamination, clean often, limit physical interactions, especially within the stations.”