THE CHESTER HOSE COMPANY
Physical Address: 6 High Street, Chester, Connecticut 06412
Mailing Address: PO Box 214, Chester, Connecticut 06412
To the Residents of Chester,
Let me start off by saying thank you for making mask donations to our department. It is greatly appreciated. The giving nature of its residents is what makes Chester the best place to live. Because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Chester Hose Company has had to modify its response to emergencies, but rest assured we are ready and will be there in your time of need. The Chester Hose Company is a dedicated group of volunteer professionals that serve its residents proudly.
As the number of positive tests increase each day, I want to reiterate to the residents to stay strong, we will beat it. As a reminder, if you develop symptoms of fever, dry cough, or trouble breathing please reach out to your health care provider and stay home and stay safe. However, if your symptoms become worse or life threatening call 911. Tell the dispatcher your symptoms so they can relay the information to our team responding and we will be there for you.
We will beat this together as a community. Stay strong, stay home, and stay safe.
Chester Hose Company Inc.
To the Residents of Chester,
With the concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that The Chester Hose Company is ready to protect the safety and well-being of the community and people we serve. Our goal is to be ready and prepared for whatever is ahead. We understand how stressful and scary this situation is. We share the following information to ease your concerns.
Watch for Symptoms: Many people will contract COVID-19 but may not develop symptoms. Others will become sick but will recover from it. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions such as heart, lung disease or diabetes appear to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness.
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
• Shortness of breath
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person as follows:
• Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
• Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.
These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby and can possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness, up to and including death, for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.
If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 seek medical attention immediately. Contact your doctor or call 911. Emergency warning signs include but are not limited to:
• Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion or inability to arouse
• Bluish lips or face If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
Take steps to protect yourself: Clean your hands often
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
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Take steps to protect others:
STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK.
• If you are sick, except to get medical care...STAY HOME! Persons with minor to mild symptoms do not receive different care in the hospital than your own bed. Cover coughs and sneezes
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow. Throw used tissues in the trash right away.
• Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Clean and disinfect
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
• If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
The Chester Hose Company Incorporated is a dedicated group of volunteer professionals that are ready to respond in your time of need. We are in close collaboration with the Town of Chester, the Local Health Director, and Emergency Management to provide you the most accurate information as this evolves. Check the town website and town wide email regularly for the latest information. For any questions please call the Town Hall at 860-526-0013. You can also email any fire or emergency medical questions to .
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including guidance and other resources, all residents in the state are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Individuals who have general questions can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The information line is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access for those with a hearing impairment. The hotline only intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.
Chief James E. Grzybowski The Chester Hose Company Incorporated (860) 526-0019
Please take this time to remember, pray and thank all of those who were involved in the tragedy of September 11th, 2001.
For more information on the 9/11 Memorial, please visit the link below.