the staff of the Ridgewood blog
Twp of Washington NJ, according to William Bilias, Director and Kevin Zitko Twp.of Washington Fire Chief, “We would like to provide an update on the closure of the firehouse. At no time were any residents or businesses in town exposed through this incident. The time between the exposure and the closure of the fire house the department did not respond to any calls. Notifications would have been made had there been. This was done as an extreme precaution. At no time was the entire department on quarantine.”
“As per guidance from the CDC and the health department, 3 members were quarantined. Out of an abundance of caution we decided it was in the best interest of the department to take a pause and test all of our members who even remotely may have been exposed as a way of ensuring the safety of our department and its ability to provide the services we do. We have since tested all of the members with zero positive tests.
We will remain out of service with mutual aid coverage until November 3rd.”
“We would also like to thank our neighbors with the Hillsdale, Paramus, and Woodcliff Lake Fire Departments for covering us while we ensured the safety of our members and our community.”