San Antonio Firefighters Association Files Complaint About Ebola Preparedness

The San Antonio Firefighters Union announced that its members feel poorly prepared to respond to the threat of Ebola, and it filed a formal complaint with the state, reports Kens 5.

The Association sent the complaint to the Department of Health Services. In it, the Association said that not only are first responders lacking the proper equipment to handle Ebola exposure, but also lacking proper training.

“When they first put the policy out on October 1, it said we needed gowns, which we had. It said we need to gloves which we had. It said full face protection. We didn’t have that and we still don’t have it,” said Chris Steele of the San Antonio Firefighters Association.

At a press conference, Daniel Rubalcalba, a registered nurse with National Nurses United, voiced support for Nina Pham, the Ebola infected nurse in Dallas.

“She’s shown a lot of courage in the face of this, but we don’t want another person infected with Ebola,” said Rubalcalba.

Read more of the story here

More Stories:

CDC Makes Available Interim Guidance for EMS Providers on Ebola


No posts to display