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News Release

Additional Ambulance Placed in Service Dedicated to 911 Calls for Patients with Flu-like Symptoms

Release Date: March 12, 2020

Contact Information:
Joheida Fister email icon , Deputy Fire Chief - Administration/Fire MarshalDeputy, 843-682-5140


Early this morning, Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue responded to incident in which the individual exhibited respiratory issues. The four Fire Rescue personnel who treated the patient were monitored at the fire station until the test results for the patient were received, which were negative for COVID-19. Disinfectant procedures that follow recognized guidelines were implemented for the equipment and station. All fire stations are open and operating.

At 8:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13th Fire Rescue will be placing an additional ambulance in service that will be dedicated to 911 calls for patients with flu-like symptoms. As we continue to plan for and respond to potential COVID-19 cases, Fire Rescue will increase our level of personal protective equipment (PPE) on select incidents. This means you may see our staff wearing a mask, eye protection, and gowns as guidelines require. 

Please visit the Town's Website for information on COVID-19.