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First responders may run short of safety gear

 

Last updated 3/18/2020 at 11:46am



Just like citizens hunting near and far for toilet paper, Mukilteo’s first responders are scrambling to find needed safety gear like masks, gloves and gowns.

Fire Chief Chris Alexander told the Mukilteo City Council on Monday that the vendors the City usually depends on to acquire personal protective equipment are out of supplies.

As a consequence, they’re looking at “non-traditional” vendors as well as the state to find the gear needed to protect firefighters and paramedics during the coronavirus pandemic, Alexander said.

While they were able to obtain some masks through the state...



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