Troy fire station closes temporarily after several firefighters test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 1:43 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 14:03:06-05

One of Troy's fire stations has closed down temporarily after several firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the City of Troy.

The City notes that the community should not feel the impact of the temporary closure as there are five other Troy stations that will be open and can handle the calls for service.

"A few of our volunteer members at one of our six stations have recently tested positive for COVID-19. As a precaution, we have decided to temporarily close that particular station for the next 14 days,” Fire Chief Dave Roberts said in an email statement. “Fortunately, as of now, and to our knowledge, none of the other members from our other five stations have been affected. Plans are in place to provide coverage from our other stations during this time."

According to the City, the Troy Fire Department is primarily a volunteer fire department with more than 150 firefighters. There are 30 members of the affected station that are reportedly under quarantine at this time "out of caution."

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