The Los Alamos Fire Department has just come out with a specific, outlined response to Ebola, if it should ever happen in Los Alamos.
In a press release issued Tuesday by the fire department, officials outlined a rough plan of what residents should be aware of and what they should do in the event they think they, or someone else, has it.
“If you become ill, and are experiencing flu like symptoms, have traveled to Africa or have had contact with a Ebola patient, please call 911, follow their directions and inform the dispatcher that you may be infected,” said a statement in the release.
The LAFD is also telling residents that if they do tell 911 they may have Ebola and need medical attention, don’t be surprised to see them coming to your door in “personal protection equipment” which may include a mask and a gown.
“LAFD personnel will respond to each call with caution. Residents may see them in a mask and gown, with several layers of PPE if an Ebola infection is suspected on a call,” according to a statement in the LAFD’s press release.
LAFD also said that residents should also keep an eye on the “big picture” and keep things in perspective.