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Union Fire Chief Assures Residents of Continuing Services

By KATHY CRYAN, Editor | March 31, 2020 | NEW JERSEY

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UNION, NJ – The Union Fire Department is reminding residents they will, as they always have, respond to all fire and medical calls during the COVID-19 crisis.

In a public letter to residents, Union Fire Chief Mike Scanio said the department is working closely with township EMS, EMU, and Police and Health Departments. “We are taking every measure to keep not only our members and their families safe, but, you, our residents safe as well,” said Scanio in the letter.

Scanio asks residents who believe they may have come in contact with someone with the coronavirus or are exhibiting symptoms and want to be tested, to check with their primary healthcare provider. “Your doctor will determine your need for testing and your treatment options depending on the severity of the situation,” read Scanio’s letter.

Scanio also said New Jersey has activated the NJ2-1-1 phone line to help handle COVID-19-related calls. All residents can either call 2-1-1 or text NJCOVID to 898-211 with questions or concerns. To receive live assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.