CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Four firefighters have been placed in isolation following the transport of a cardiac arrest patient Friday night.
It was determined at the hospital that the patient fit the criteria for COVID-19 and will be tested.
The City says that the firefighters responded to an EMS call for a patient experiencing cardiac issues. All personnel were wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) as directed by CCFD protocol. During treatment and transport of the patient, members of the crew made adjustments to PPE that posed a heightened risk to possible exposure.
Out of an abundance of caution, the four firefighters will be isolated pending the results of the patient’s test for COVID-19.