Volunteer firefighters adapt to world with COVID-19

Just as it has at home and in the office, COVID-19 has turned life on its head in the volunteer firehouse.

Out of precaution for their members as well as for the communities they serve, “we’re acting very differently. I don’t know how to describe it,” Alan Little, an assistant Picture Rocks fire chief, said.

“We have changed the way we respond to calls. We’re limiting the number of personnel that respond on a single apparatus. Where we use to have six on an apparatus, we now just have four. The other two will ride on another truck,” Little explained.

“We don’t want to be all jammed up on one truck. We’re distancing ourselves. We’re spread out on more trucks,” said Little, a Picture Rocks native and volunteer firefighter in the borough for more than 30 years.

Read more in Thursday’s Williamsport Sun-Gazette.


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