From all of us at the Wickliffe Fire Department, Merry Christmas. Stay healthy and well.
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From all of us at the Wickliffe Fire Department, Merry Christmas. Stay healthy and well.
In addition to masks and social distancing, be careful using the saw, lift safely, and ensure the tree is properly secured before transport. Stay safe.
We at the Wickliffe Fire Department wish all of you a healthy Thanksgiving. Stay safe.
We at the Wickliffe Fire Department recommend following all CDC and ODH guidelines. Its a shared responsibility. Thanks. Stay safe.
Unless you breathe through your mouth, breathing through an uncovered nose is the same as not wearing a mask. Do it for yourself. Do it for others. Thanks. Stay safe.
COVID-related calls for EMS are on the rise. We appreciate everyone doing their part to keep themselves, their loved ones, their neighbors, friends, co-workers, and others safe. Masks are a component of reducing the risk. Thank you. Stay safe.
Firefighter DiMattia would have been proud of your work. Great job.
Another thin red line flag carved. This one is for a good friend of mine who’s father passed away recently.
Wickliffe FD lost two of the former firefighters and this years’ #makersneverforget challenge became a bigger meaning to me for them because they deserved a flag.
The stripes were made from old ceiling tongue and groove boards from the Chardon House. I left as much as the patina as I could on them to bring out the grain of heart pine. I love the contrast in colors and character.
Thanks. Looks great.
Wickliffe, OH Fire Department all carved. Now to finish it and get it presented this week!
Carbon Monoxide detectors too. Stay safe.
As we were unable to collect for MDA this fall due to COVID, here's an opportunity to donate. Join comedian Kevin Hart and help fight neuromuscular disease. Stay safe.
Donate from the comfort of your own home for The MDA Kevin Hart Kids Telethon. No fancy attire or ballrooms required. When couch philanthropists come together, we can raise more funds to help people living with neuromuscular disease!
With COVID-19 we dont get visitors at the FD. Today, these two were among a group who slipped away from home and got to tour our building until A Shift and the Wickliffe PD were able to safely reunite them their grateful owner. Stay healthy and well everyone.
Can't wait to see the end result. Looking good. Stay safe.
The flag unions are being carved for the #makersneverforget challenge flags.
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Here's a status change from the Lake County Health District in case you weren't aware.
We recommend following all guidelines regarding mask wearing, hygiene, and social distancing. Stay safe.
OCTOBER 22, 2020
LAKE COUNTY REACHES RISK LEVEL 3 ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY SYSTEM
On October 22, 2020, Lake County has reached Risk Level 3, or Red Alert Level, on Ohio’s COVID-19 Public Health Advisory System. Lake County has now triggered four key indicators including:
• Indicator #1: New cases per capita (increase from 36.5 to 68.7 cases per 100,000 residents since 10/15)
• Indicator #2: Sustained increase in new cases (7.9 average cases on 10/5 to 13.3 by 10/18)
• Indicator #3: Proportion of cases not in a congregate setting (consistently exceeded 50% over past three weeks); and
• Indicator #5: Sustained increase in outpatient visits for COVID-like illness who then receive a COVID confirmed or suspected diagnosis over the last three weeks (42.4 average visits on 10/14 to 52.9 on 10/20)
Risk Level 3 indicates Lake County is experiencing high levels of exposure and spread of the virus, and residents are instructed to limit activities as much as possible. Residents should decrease their in-person interactions, consider only traveling when necessary, and limit their attendance at gatherings of any size. Facial coverings should be worn, and individuals experiencing COVID-like symptoms should stay home and consult a physician. Residents in high-risk categories must remain vigilant and continue to take extra precautions.
“The Alert System is only one piece of the puzzle in the fight against COVID-19. Going into the Red classification is a warning sign. Thankfully, hospital admissions in Lake County remain relatively low, and we’re seeing minimal spread of COVID-19 in our school buildings. That’s good news,” said Health Commissioner Ron H. Graham.
Commissioner Graham went on to say, “Older adults and people who have severe underlying medical conditions like heart, lung disease, or diabetes are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.” Among Lake County residents, 65% of those hospitalized for COVID-19, 64% of those admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 97% of those who have died from COVID-19 have been 60 years or older.
As Thanksgiving rolls around, followed by Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year’s, families and friends will likely come together from around the country. That includes college and university students, who may travel back and forth from COVID-19 hotspots. To date in Lake County, 23% of all identified COVID-19 cases have been among those the 20-29 year old age group. While severe illness is less common among this group, they are key in spreading the illness to their contacts who are more vulnerable. This is of concern as families prepare to gather for the holidays.
“I know we are all tired of the precautions necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the restrictions we have endured,” Graham stated. “It is understandable that residents want life to go back to normal, but as we approach a holiday season, now is the time to double down on social distancing, wearing face coverings, and practicing good hand hygiene. The recent spike in daily cases, which began about a week ago, is in line with what the rest of the country is experiencing, and is likely to continue to rise as we head into the holiday season. For us, as a community, to be able to keep our children in school and protect those who are most vulnerable to infection, we have to make tough decisions and sacrifice in other areas”. Even small gatherings amongst friends and family increase the risk of spreading COVID-19.
“We ask for the community’s ongoing cooperation with contact tracing and masking to help reduce the infection rate in our community and ensure that our schools, businesses, and other services may remain open.”
Commissioner Graham also encourages everyone eligible to get a flu vaccine. “Getting a flu vaccine this year is more important than ever. Flu vaccination is especially important for people who are at high risk from flu; many of whom are also at high risk for COVID-19 or serious outcomes. Avoiding the flu helps reduce additional burden on our medical system."
Visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/public-health-advisory-system to view the Public Health Advisory System. Questions regarding COVID-19 should be addressed to [email protected] or (440)350-2188.
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Today, we were special guests of the Wickliffe Public Library. With COVID-19 we were unable to meet students in person for Fire Prevention Week this year. Luckily we are still able to share some safety knowledge with you. If you have school-age children, there's some good content for them. Stay safe.
September 11 means different things to different people. Today, take a moment to reflect upon what the people, places, and events of 9/11 mean to you. Stay safe.
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If anyone was interested in supporting MDA remotely, here is a link to their page. Stay safe.
MDA is transforming the lives of people affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases through innovations in science and innovations in care.
I am disappointed to announce that our annual Muscular Dystrophy "Boot Drive" will not take place this year due to COVID-19 concerns. This decision has been made in the best interest of safety for both the residents and guests of Wickliffe and our Personnel.
If anyone was interested in making a contribution to MDA individually, I would suggest looking to do so on-line.
As a reminder, our MDA Boot Drive is the ONLY fundraiser that Wickliffe FD participates in and it is done in person. Wickliffe FD personnel DO NOT solicit by phone. Therefore if you should EVER receive a phone call or mailing regarding fundraising on behalf of firefighters in general, or Wickliffe FD specifically, I would suggest you regard it as "suspicious" and potentially fraudulent.
We look forward to resuming our Boot Drive in the future as health, wellness, and safety permit. In the meantime, we continue to recommend following established guidelines for masks, distancing, hand washing, etc.
Stay well and safe.
Just passing on the information. Stay healthy, and safe.
FDA Advises Consumers Not to Use Eskbiochem Hand Sanitizers due to the potential presence of methanol
Our firefighters will be in the neighborhoods performing spring hydrant flushing and maintenance. If you see them, please drive extra carefully. Thanks. Stay safe.
Happy Easter everyone. Whether its a phone call to family, on-line worship, or another creative way to stay connected, we hope you have a safe Easter.
Over the past couple of weeks you may have seen the firefighters wearing gloves, masks and eye protection whether driving the vehicles or outside mitigating an emergency. We are protecting ourselves so that we can keep you safe.
Social distancing greatly reduces the risk of viral spread, staying home reduces the risk even more! Stay home and stay healthy!
Think of it as a quick reference guide. Stay safe.
Just trying to stay current.
Gov. Mike DeWine's administration is enacting a stay-at-home order as the number of cases in the state spiked Sunday to more than 350.
Mental health is as important as physical health. Stay safe.
These are stressful times. Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board has resources to help.
This may help to answer some of your questions. We recommend following all posted guidelines and check back with the Lake County Health Department and Ohio Department of Health for their latest announcements. We'll try to keep them current as well.
We're getting a lot of questions about how we're notified of confirmed COVID-19 cases. Let's answer them here.
1. Who can order a test for COVID-19?
Only a healthcare provider can order a test for COVID-19. Since tests are in limited supply, only very ill patients, or patients who are hospitalized will be tested for COVID-19 at this time. Samples are collected by a healthcare provider and are either processed by a hospital laboratory or sent to a laboratory for processing.
2. How is LCGHD notified of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lake County?
LCGHD receives new confirmed case information via ODRS (Ohio Disease Reporting System) electronically from laboratories conducting COVID-19 testing.
3. Is LCGHD the first organization notified when a Lake County resident tests positive for COVID-19?
Most of the time, but not always.
A person testing positive for COVID-19 may be notified of their test results before LCGHD is notified via ODRS. That person could begin notifying friends, family and people they have come in contact with before LCGHD receives information about their positive test result. That information can spread quickly in our small community. As soon as LCGHD is aware of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, we make contact with them immediately.
4. What does LCGHD do when notified of a positive case of COVID-19?
When notified or made aware of a confirmed case, LCGHD will contact the person who tested positive. We ask questions about their illness, where they have been, and who they have come in contact with during the past 14 days. Our next step is called contact tracing. We contact businesses and individuals who may have been in contact with the individual. Based on the type of contact, we give advice on what the appropriate next steps are for the contacts to take. Generally, the recommendation is self-quarantine for 14 days with self-monitoring of temperature and signs and symptoms.
5. Is this why some organizations and businesses have notified their clients/patrons of possible COVID-19 exposure?
Yes. Once a business or organization is notified of a possible exposure, LCGHD will work with them to determine if other actions are necessary. Sanitation procedures will be reviewed and client/employee notifications are made.
As the government/medical community response continues to grow due to Coronavirus, here's some info from the ODH.
Good morning. Hopefully you're not late for work or church, meaning you remembered to change your clock. Dont forget to replace the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors as well. Looks like a great day of weather. Enjoy. And dont forget, in the wake of all the Corona-virus media coverage, wash your hands. Stay safe.
The Wickliffe Fire Department needs your help. We're proud to announce we're hiring full-time and need your help to spread the word. We need as many shares as we can get. Every share counts. Dates to turn in completed applications at our FD are March 2-13 from 0830-1630. Info can be found on our website.
Thanks. Be safe.
Part-time and full-time employment opportunities
And for a local perspective on Coronavirus...
The Lake County General Health District (LCGHD) continues to monitor the situation regarding the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China under the guidance of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Centers for Disease...
This news clip is about two minutes in length. Take a moment to get informed about Coronavirus. Stay safe.
Conronavirus cases continue to rise in China, What's the truth in the US
As the Coronavirus is getting a lot of media attention, here's a link to the Center for Disease Control so you can be informed. Although some risk exists, it would appear that for most Americans, the risk is low. Stay safe.
CDC Coronavirus: Coronaviruses are common throughout the world. They can infect people and animals. Five different coronaviruses can infect people and make them sick. They usually cause mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness.
From all of us at the Wickliffe Fire Department to all of you. Merry Christmas. Stay safe.
More holiday safety tips. Happy Thanksgiving.
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