RANDOLPH — Fire Chief Richard Donovan and Police Chief William Pace would like to thank the local Ocean State Job Lot for its donation of personal protective equipment (PPE) to the police and fire departments last week.
The donated items for each department included 40 KN95 masks and 240 face shields, as well as packages of hand wipes, anti-bacterial wipes and bottles of hand sanitizer.
First responders will use the equipment to continue to protect themselves from exposure to illness as they respond to calls involving people who may be reporting symptoms in line with COVID-19 or may have been in contact with a positive COVID-19 case. As the virus continues to spread, the departments aim to keep personnel healthy so that they can continue to serve the community.
“We’re very grateful to Ocean State Job Lot for its donation of personal protective equipment for our department, especially as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise across the region,” Chief Donovan said.
Added Chief Pace, “This donation provides us with important protective equipment and we are very appreciative of Ocean State Job Lot’s continued support of and generosity toward our community.”
The donations will be issued to police and fire personnel as needed as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.