THORNTON, CO… Thornton Fire, and its Pandemic Response team, will be recognized for innovations in the delivery of emergency medical service on Tuesday, September 7, at 5:30 p.m., at Thornton City Hall, 9500 Civic Center Drive.
The Excellence in Fire Service-Based EMS Award is given by the Congressional Fire Services Institute, (CFSI), a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy institute, and Masimo, a maker of pulse oximetry products that can monitor a person's blood oxygen levels. Thornton Fire used a Masimo pulse oximetry device to monitor some COVID-19 positive patients and firefighters while they recovered at home. "Along with the home-monitoring program, the Pandemic Response Team conducted COVID-19 testing for public employees, senior citizens, first responders, and other community members, and set up drive-thru vaccinations for members of the community," says Thornton Fire Community Safety and Information Officer Sabrina Iacovetta.
Thornton Fire, representatives from CFSI, and Masimo representatives will be available for interviews on September 7. For more information call Thornton Fire Community Safety and Information Officer Sabrina Iacovetta, 720-872-6092 or visit www.ThorntonCO.gov.