The Sherman Volunteer Fire Department has been working with local agencies to prepare for COVID-19 and the impact it will have on the community. Their new protocol has modified responses to some emergency calls. Fire Company officials cautioned residents not be alarmed if they see emergency responders wearing masks, gowns, eye protection, or haz-mat type suits. This is not only for their own personal safety, but also it protects their ability to serve the community. If any of Sherman firefighters need to be quarantined, they will no longer be able to respond to emergency calls. Anyone calling 911 for a medical emergency will likely be asked additional questions to help screen for the COVID-19 virus.