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LSC donates PPE to City of Duluth's Emergency Management team

Updated: April 04, 2020 11:43 PM

On Friday, Lake Superior College donated a truckload of personal protective equipment to the City of Duluth's Emergency Management team.

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Chief Shawn Krizaj of the Duluth Fire Department said the equipment was no longer being used by students this semester, so they wanted to put it so good use.

As the City's Emergency Manager, Krizaj said he and his crew will work to distribute the supplies to local healthcare facilities in need of smaller quantities of masks, gloves and gowns.

“It filled up the whole back of my Chief's car so I actually haven't had a chance to totally inventory it yet, but I would estimate there's probably about 50 boxes of gloves, probably close to 30 boxes of masks which then each have anywhere from 20 to 50 masks per unit so it’s actually hundreds of items that can really go to use" Krizaj said.

Chief Krizaj said crews will begin distributing the personal protective equipment on Monday.

According to Krizaj, the City is still welcoming donations.

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