Contractor donates medical gloves to Cherokee County Fire

Cherokee County Fire & Emergency Services has accepted a donation of 7,400 medical gloves to protect responders from the COVID-19 virus.

With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Fire & Emergency Services quickly depleted its stock of personal protective equipment, especially medical gloves to help decontaminate fire stations, according to a department announcement.

Support Services placed orders for resupply, but most of its vendors were backed up on orders. Southeast Restoration, a general contractor specializing in insurance repairs, heard of the situation and on April 13 donated the gloves.

“This was a surprise and great news” said Cherokee County Fire Chief Tim Prather. “This will definitely help with maintaining our supply of medical gloves.”