The Palo Alto Fire Department is taking all measures to protect public safety in response to COVID-19. All emergency response crews are strictly adhering to the Infectious Disease Control Measures required by the Santa Clara County Emergency Medical Services Department. The Department and the City are continuously tracking and monitoring the public health situation in our community, including participating in the Santa Clara County briefings as well as monitoring advisories issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). You can find the most up-to-date information on measures the City is taking here by visiting www.cityofpaloalto.org/coronavirus.
The Palo Alto Fire Department encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware and be prepared. As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best hygiene practices.
Protective Equipment Donations
First responders and medical professionals are dealing with protective equipment shortages and we are accepting donations of new equipment including: masks (N95 or surgical), disposable gowns or coveralls, disposable gloves, wrap around safety goggles, antiseptic wipes, heavy duty paper towels, hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray. Even the smallest donation will help! If you or your organization have items to donate please contact Deputy Chief Kevin McNally at (650) 329-2265 or Kevin.McNally@CityofPaloAlto.org.