Dora VFD receives donated face shields
Dora Volunteer Fire Department recently received 20 face shields from Springfield-based graphic company nPrint Graphix. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the print shop has pivoted its normal operations of printing graphic signs and other marketing items to making face shields for the medical community. DVFD chief Monte Shipley, pictured here, said Dora VFD also has a limited supply of N95 masks, so first responders are using the N95 masks in conjunction with the donated face shields, as he’s demonstrating in this photo. “We can disinfect the shields, and we are also disinfecting the used N95 masks in case we run out. We spray the masks with disinfectant spray and hang them outside in the sun, weather permitting, for a couple days.” According to the nPrint Graphix Facebook page, the face shields are made from a hard, medically approved plastic. It sells two different versions of face shields, “lightweight” or “durable,” which range in price from $2.50 each to $4.85 each. The company is accepting orders online at nprintgraphix.com, and orders can be shipped anywhere in the United States.