Resource Toolkit for First Responders

Tools and resources for First Responders guidance during the epidemic.

Operational Information

FEMA: Information for First Responders on Maintaining Operational Capabilities During a Pandemic

COVID-19 Policy Guidance Checklist for EMS Agencies by NASEMSO and NPSTC

Search Tool for List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2.

COVID-19 testing for first responders: Understanding antibody tests and immunity

What chiefs can do today about impending officer shortages

A list of grants and grant deadlines to help execute COVID-19 first responder efforts.

What Firefighters and EMS Providers Need to Know about COVID-19

Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce (pages 1 through 8)

Responding to motor vehicle collisions during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

Awareness

NHTSA: EMS.gov

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Office of Emergency Medical Services provides current COVID-19 information for EMS responders

Return from Shift

A checklist for reducing the risk of transmitting COVID-19 exposure to your family after returning from a shift

COVID-19 Myths

Drinking bleach, hydroxychloroquine and other COVID-19 myths: Share these COVID-19 myth busters with your communities and encourage them to seek direction from their healthcare providers

Being COVID-careful embraces timeless police tactics

Social distancing not only prevents transmission of disease, but it also maintains a recommended reactionary gap for police officers

Informational

CDC: Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators

This document summarizes research about decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators before reuse. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CDC: Recommended Guidance for Extended Use and Limited Reuse of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators in Healthcare Settings

This document summarizes research about decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators before reuse. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19

Description: Responding to motor vehicle collisions during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

How firefighters can continue to train in a time of social distancing

Training ideas that incorporate online learning and refocus training academies

Fire service leaders share their pandemic-focused response plans to help fire departments that need guidance during this demanding time

COVID-19: From post-traumatic stress to post-traumatic growth

How first responders can use deliberate rumination to positively process their COVID-19 experiences