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2 Fire Depts. Closed, 4 Police Officers Quarantined After Firefighter Test Positive For Coronavirus

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2 Fire Depts. Closed, 4 Police Officers Quarantined After Firefighter Test Positive For Coronavirus

CBS Pittsburgh

By Ross Guidotti

ALLEGHENY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Allegheny Township in Westmoreland County has two fire departments, but neither will be answering any calls in the next few days.

“The departments could be out of service for a week,” Allegheny Township Supervisor Greg Primm says.

Primm says coronavirus concerns are shuttering both stations for the time being.

“One of the volunteer firefighters tested positive,” Primm said. “The fire departments had an event on the Fourth of July; he was at that event.”

It is unclear what, if any, social distancing or protective equipment rules were or were not being followed, but the party wasn’t just a handful of people.

Read more: https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/07/07/westmoreland-county-allegheny-township-volunteer-firefighter-coronavirus-positive/