Graham Fire & Rescue’s Response to COVID-19
On March 18, 2020, Graham Fire & Rescue declared a proclamation of emergency congruent with other State and Local Agencies. This enables the Fire Chief to best serve the public, the district and other local agencies with much needed resources during the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Graham Fire & Rescue’s top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our members and the community. Following CDC recommendations, and out of an abundance of caution, we are taking proactive and preventative steps to address concerns over the growing risk of COVID-19.
We have temporarily suspended the following items:
- Station tours
- Engine visits
- Public education classes
- Community group use of our facilities
- Participation in community events
We are also asking the community to please refrain from visiting our fire stations for medical needs. If you are having a medical emergency, please call 9-1-1 and let us come to you.
Our fire stations are staffed and are actively responding to calls. Our members have been equipped with personal protective equipment and are following recommended decontamination procedures.
We encourage our community members to follow CDC recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
- Practice social distancing
- Follow the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order
- Avoid non-essential travel
Chief Dale responds to COVID-19 FAQs
- COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Checker
- Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery
- Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
- Cases in Pierce County
- Emergency Food Network
- South Sound 2-1-1
- Pierce County Energy Assistance Program
- Unemployment Resources
- Family Support Partnership
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: COVID-19
We continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates on the Graham Fire & Rescue facebook page.