Volunteer responder with NKF&R tests positive for COVID-19

Individual has not been in contact with any other department personnel since March 10

A volunteer responder with North Kitsap Fire & Rescue has tested positive for COVID-19, according to Assistant Fire Chief Rick LaGrandeur.

According to LaGrandeur, the individual has not been in contact with any other department personnel since March 10, which was a regularly scheduled volunteer drill night. The other members who attended the drill have been notified and none of them have reported any symptoms of COVID-19.

The volunteer responder serves as one of the department’s tender operators who drives the water supply apparatus to respond to fires. The member does not respond to medical calls, according to LaGrandeur.

“I found out on Saturday, March 21 about the member and sent out notification to all of our department members that day,” LaGrandeur said. “The affected member is currently in quarantine at home. We do not have any reason to believe that any other department members need to be tested at this time.”

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