WEST FRANKFORT – The West Frankfort Fire Department (WFFD) posted on its Facebook page Facebook page several West Frankfort firefighters have been placed in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19.
The fire department noted residents may notice some different faces or a different logo on vehicles responding to fire and medical emergencies within the community for a short time.
Currently, they added, “everyone is well and are only experiencing mild symptoms, if any.”
Remaining firefighters, full-time and paid-on-call, will continue to serve and be aided by other area departments to supplement the department. According to WFFD, officials are working with local ambulance services to ensure medical calls are covered without delay or lapse in the level of care provided.
Employees will return to work as they complete their required isolation periods.