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Baltimore City Fire announces temporary suspension of operations at one of their stations

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Posted at 9:32 PM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 21:32:30-04

BALTIMORE — On Friday, the Baltimore City Fire Department announced they would temporarily suspend operations at the Fire Station in the 400 block of McMechen St. as a precaution.

This comes after learning one of the employees may have been exposed to an EMS provider who received a positive test result Thursday.

“I commend Fire Chief Niles R. Ford’s decision to suspend operations at this time,” Mayor Young said. “Doing so protects the health of our firefighters and EMS providers, while continuing to provide essential services.”

The temporary suspension of the Fire Station protects the health of the residents, as well as the members of the Fire Department.

“Temporarily suspending operations from this fire station is a precautionary measure for the agency. We are taking strides to protect our members and the community,” Chief Ford said.

Members of the station who were exposed are self-quarantining.

“I am confident that Chief Ford and his team are taking every precaution to avoid the possible spread of this virus,” Mayor Young said. “All of our residents need to remain vigilant, and can help our first responders by engaging in behaviors that limit the risks of exposure.”