To the residents of Holtsville:
Our crews continue to be available to respond to emergencies but we are asking you to please follow these precautions during the COVID-19 outbreak.
If you are quarantined (mandatory or self imposed) in your home due to possible or confirmed COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE notify 911 when you call and advise the dispatcher.
We also ask that
you alert our volunteers responding to your home to take
infection-prevention precautions before entering your home or business.
We need to protect our crews so that they will be able to continue to meet the emergency needs of the community. Throughout the United States, there have been entire fire and EMS agencies quarantined after they have responded to quarantined homes and were not alerted before entering. Those first responders are now unavailable to help anyone for at least 14 days.
Thank you for your consideration in this request on behalf of our responding members, constituents and the neighborhood we so proudly serve.