Klugers FS Aug 1 – Sept. 4 2019

Paramedics are used to braving the unknown, but the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the uncertainty of their day-to-day work.

Ethan Stratman, a lieutenant and EMT at Flossmoor Fire Department, said paramedics walk into every call assuming the person could have COVID-19. They put on personal protective equipment, including N95 respirator masks, gloves and eye protection.

If the dispatcher confirms or suspects a caller has COVID-19 or lives with someone who has the virus, paramedics wear cover-all decontamination suits. Stratman said they also wear them when responding to calls in . . .

Winter events



  • Nanny Nikki holiday music program at Flossmoor Public Library, 1000 Sterling Ave., at 11 a.m.
  • You Matter 2 Winter Wonderland from noon to 4 p.m. at Flossmoor Community Church, 2218 Hutchison Road. Holiday fun and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5 to $10 at bit.ly/3VLh2m4.
  • Miracle on Martin in downtown Homewood, 3 to 6 p.m. Ice sculpture walk, horse-drawn carriage rides, s’mores and more.



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