Four More Missoula City Firefighters Test Positive for COVID 19

The City of Missoula announced on Tuesday that four more Missoula City Firefighters have tested positive for COVID 19.

Fire Chief Jeff Brandt detailed what has happened over the last few days within the City Fire Department.

“We had our initial case which we were advised of about a week ago,” said Chief Brandt. “Then, as testing continued throughout the department and working with the health department and other providers, we experienced four additional positive cases in the fire department.”

Brandt said they were down quite a few firefighters due to quarantining.

“We had at one time, which really at the peak was yesterday afternoon, I believe we had about 51 folks in quarantine or just staying home,” he said. “We’ve had some good testing this week and set up that to be able to work with Community Cost Care to get our folks tested and back to work.”

Brandt was nonplussed about the infections, since he said the fire department has been extremely careful in the station houses and while making calls for service.

“That’s the interesting part of that, Peter,” he said. “Since March we’ve been following those guidelines and doing what we can. I’m sure there are

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