The City of Madison Fire Department was recently recognized by Public Health of Madison & Dane County for our Ebola Preparedness and Response. Recognition was also given to Meriter Hospital and the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Specifically, the award focused on the safe transport and effective management of a patient with possible Ebola Virus Disease in February of this year.
The MFD was successful in this endeavor due to the tireless efforts of many agencies and individuals to include the Dane County 9-1-1 Center, Dane County EMS, Dr. Michael Lohmeier, the MFD Training Division, MFD Hazardous Incident Team and all of the MFD members that trained and prepared during the months leading up to the event.
We would like to thank Public Health for their support and recognize all of those involved in helping to keep the citizens of the City of Madison and Dane County safe.
The MFD will continue to prepare, train and communicate with Public Health and local healthcare providers to remain fully capable of managing patients with infectious diseases.