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Since the coronavirus pandemic, the Florence Fire Department has changed things around to keep employees safe.
Hand sanitizer, masks and gloves can all be seen while looking into a fire truck.
Florence Deputy Fire Chief Tim Anerton said each truck is stocked with the protective items for when firefighters go on calls. Anerton said calls in general have gone down, too.
"The public has helped us with being home. There are less people moving around, helps all of us. Not just us at the fire department, but everyone involved," said Anerton.
Anerton said they have stopped responding to non-essential calls because of the coronavirus.
"If you're in immediate danger, if your life is in danger, obviously, we are here to serve and respond, but we have scaled back temporarily some of the non-essential response duties we've done in the past," said Anerton.
Anerton said they are cleaning and sanitizing the fire houses and trucks more, too.
"We're trying to limit our opportunity to exposure as much as we can," said Anerton.
He said it is difficult to keep a sufficient supply of masks and gloves, but they have managed so far.