The Billings Fire Department is committed to the safety of our citizens. We are working hand in hand with the Yellowstone County Unified Health Command to make sure our community is protected to the highest possible standards for the current Novel Corona Virus situation.
We are closely monitoring any changes in infection spread and the current best practices model. We will continue to follow this situation as it unfolds and update our operations as necessary to protect our firefighters and citizens. The most up to date information can be found on the Centers for Disease Control’s web site.
Per the Governor of Montana's Executive Order 2-2021, it states "Individual responsibility remains Montana's best tool to combat the spread of COVID-19. Montanans are encouraged to wear masks and should follow the best industry practices adopted by any business they visit to slow the spread of the virus." Wearing a mask in public highly encouraged to help slow the spread of COVID-19 when visiting businesses, government offices, and other indoor spaces open to the public. Proper mask use includes covering the mouth and nose while remaining inside these spaces. Information for proper face covering and Governor's directives is found through the Montana Governor's coronavirus task force's website.
We remind citizens that the current practice of good infection control habits and social distancing are the best ways to protect you and your family. Washing your hands often with warm water and soap. Using a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer when you can not wash with soap and water. Covering your cough and sneeze and staying home if you exhibit flu like symptoms. Again, more tips and information can be found at the CDC website.