KINGMAN, Ariz. – Effective immediately, Kingman Dispatch will be utilizing a specific questionnaire to screen all callers who desire or require an in-person response by a Police Officer, Firefighter, or Ambulance personnel.
Callers will be advised that for the protection of first responders, we have a few questions to ask prior to their arrival.
All callers will be asked if anyone in the home has any of the following symptoms:
- Measured body temperature greater than or equal to 100.4 degrees
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent cough
- Any other new respiratory problems (i.e., persistent sneezing, wheezing, congestion, etc.)
Callers will also be asked Travel History/Patient Contact History questions below:
- Has anyone in the household
o Traveled in the last 14 days (if so, where?)
o Had contact with a person who has traveled from a known infected area in the last 14 days (if so, what place)?
o Had contact with someone with flu-like illness (if so, when)?
- (If above is Yes) is he/she a healthcare worker?
If there are any “Yes” answers to questions above, the dispatch will give the instruction “from now on, don’t allow anyone to come in close contact with him/her unless wearing appropriate personal protective equipment”.
Additionally, to minimize potential exposure to our first responders, callers experiencing non-emergent situations will be asked if they are willing to speak with someone over the phone. Any caller requesting contact by phone does not require screening.