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COVID-19: No working from home for first responders

Posted at 9:56 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 01:35:12-04

CHANDLER, AZ — There's no social distancing or working remotely for the firefighters at Chandler Fire Station 283.

Job closures due to coronavirus don't affect the Valley's first responders who are still on the call when needed.

"Still here doing our job," said firefighter Natalie Wood. "We knew what we were doing when we got into this job. We love doing it. Things haven't changed in that regard."

Chandler firefighters haven't changed much to their routine during the coronavirus pandemic, however, they have taken extra sanitation precautions when going out on calls.

"Maintaining our hygiene standards with a little more hygiene standards," said firefighter Nicholas Del Valle. "Where a mask and gowns and gloves, a little more than normal than we would wear."

Chandler Fire Station 283 only has about seven people at the station at any given time, so the crew isn't too worried about social distancing.