NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Fire Department is encouraging everyone to be especially careful to keep everyone safe. TAPinto Nutley contacted Deputy Fire Chief Paul Cafone to find out what the department is doing to keep everyone, including fire fighters, safe during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

By practicing social distancing and keeping out of the public, this will ensure that the spread of this deadly virus is kept to a minimum. Social distancing is also being stressed by the Township of Nutley Office of Emergency Management, and Dr. Julie Glazer, Superintendent of Nutley Public Schools. 

The entire public safety building on Chestnut St. was recently cleaned and disinfected to eliminate any virus contamination that may have been in the building. The building is now closed to the public. 

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All fire personnel are trained and required to use PPE (Proper Protective Gear) and will be following universal standards and procedures when responding to any emergencies in the community. The officers of the Nutley Police Department are following similar protocols. 

Deputy Fire Chief Cafone has requested additional protective equipment from Essex County and from our fire supply vendors to guarantee that the first responders do not face a shortage of protective gear.

Residents are encouraged to sign up for TAPinto Nutley's e-news. A daily email is sent each morning, additionally, in the event of breaking news, alerts are sent as the news happens. 

Keep up with all Coronavirus news in TAPinto Nutley's Health and Wellness section. 

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