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Special Delivery | 10,000 Masks Donated to Meriden First Responders

One of Medline's antiseptics manufacturing facilities has been in Meriden for 15 years.

MERIDEN, Conn. — Tuesday in Meriden, the firehouse received a special delivery of 10,000 masks and 2,500 packets of hand sanitizer donated by Medline.  

Medline is located across the country and is a privately-owned medical product manufacturing company. One of their antiseptics manufacturing facilities has been in Meriden for 15 years.  

FOX61 spoke with the Director of Manufacturing, Russ Blakeslee, who said “Medline appreciates all the hard work of our first responders and their support of our community” 

Blakeslee added “we wanted to do our part to give back  to the community and everyone is using facemasks and everyone is using hand sanitizer” 

The donations were handed off to the firehouse on Broad Street. There to receive the delivery was Fire Chief Ken Morgan “Its always outstanding when a community comes together to help first responders”  

These supplies are helpful, and they’ll get put to good use.

“10,000 masks that’s quite a bit we have 21 guys minimum on duty every day. They run between 20-30 calls city-wide every day so the simple math is we could burn through 10,000 masks in 3 months, it’s not hard for us to do that” said Chief Morgan.