消防员和其他第一个响应者应该免除他们穿着面膜的要求,以防止新型冠状病毒(Covid-19)的传播吗?

新罕布什尔州朴茨茅斯市议会似乎这样认为。他们提出一项修正案,豁免急救人员遵守该市的面罩条例。

Amendment to Exempt first responders from face mask rule

具体而言,拟议修正案指出获豁免须戴上面罩的条例规定的人,包括积极从事其工作的执法人员、急救人员或其他工人,如戴上面罩可能妨碍其工作。

疾病控制和预防中心(CDC)建议每个人在公共场合都戴口罩

疾病控制和预防中心(CDC)建议每个人在公共场合都戴口罩,尤其是在无法保持社会距离的情况下。疾病预防控制中心没有明确规定需要豁免急救人员。

然而,有可能让掩模可能会干扰消防员或第一响应者的工作,特别是当他们正在执行需要体力施加的任务时。

面部面具可以抑制第一个受访者之间的沟通

面部面具,覆盖口腔和鼻子,也可以通过消声的声音和妨碍面部表情来抑制通信。显然,沟通对消防员在紧急情况下作为团队工作至关重要,或者当第一个响应者寻求向公众提供清晰的方向时,消防员至关重要。

由于Covid-19大流行的开始,面部面具的问题已经不可能与福利的福祉始于福祉。早期在感染传播期间,卫生官员将面部面具作为一种工具,以避免疾病的传播。他们说,掩模在防止社区传播方面无效,而且需要为卫生专业人员和第一响应者提供保存的个人防护设备(PPE)。

面部面罩在控制Covid-19传播中的重要性

However, the early advice was completely reversed in late March 2020 and masks have been advocated ever since. A mask, worn by an infected individual, reduces the dispersion of virus-laden droplets that spread the disease. Now, experts contend that any type of mask, including cloth or paper, can help to reduce spread of the COVID-19 virus.

扩大使用面罩以包括不符合N-95分类的掩模,有效地消除了对供应的任何担忧,并有助于使掩盖的广泛使用规范。然而,在某种程度上,美国的面具使用是政治化的,一些人认为要求作为自由的侮辱。

Need for wearing face masks in public

口罩对于在公共区域一起工作的消防员来说是一种有用的预防措施

Fire and emergency departments face the same challenges as other businesses and institutions, as they seek to remain safe in a communal workspace. Masks are a useful preventative measure for firefighters working together in a communal area or when training or resting.

在公共场合戴上面具也允许部门模拟最佳实践并促进对公众的积极看法。纪律使用面部面具展示了无私和尊重他人的尊重。它传达了专业性和对更好的兴趣。

面具在拯救一个响应者的生活中走了很长的路要走

当涉及到掩模的选择时,感知也可能是一个问题,这成为统一的一部分。例如,应避免与政治陈述的面具。

考虑到数十名美国消防队员和EMS队员死于COVID-19感染,自2020年3月以来,使用口罩是消防员拯救生命的另一种方式。然而,需要有足够的灵活性,以便口罩的使用不会干扰其他救生任务。

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