OEM Emergency Support Unit to Conduct Cold Patrols

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 12, 2021) – Temperatures in Davidson County are expected to drop to dangerously frigid levels over the weekend.

The Nashville Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Support Unit (OEM ESU) will conduct cold patrols throughout the weekend to make sure people needing shelter can get out of the cold.

OEM ESU Members will exercise COVID-19 precautions to protect volunteers and the public.

  • ESU Members will not enter encampments and go to everyone’s campsite. Instead, OEM ESU Members will announce they are at the encampment so people who want to have contact with volunteers can approach the OEM ESU Members.
  • All OEM ESU Members will be wearing face coverings.
  • All  OEM ESU Members will also have protective gloves and limit direct contact with the people they are serving.

During the cold patrols OEM ESU Members will provide blankets, gloves, hand warmers and other care items to those who would like them.

Transportation to the Extreme Cold Weather Overflow Shelter or other sheltering options will be arranged for people who want to get out of the cold.

You can find more information about the Nashville Cold Weather Community Response plan on this web site.

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