Local businesses are donating vehicle disinfecting services to first responders to ensure they stay safe while serving the public.
In Illinois, a cleaning and restoration company sent its technicians out to the Danville Police Department to disinfect 40 squad cars and investigators’ vehicles. They fog the interior to disinfect the vehicles, then apply an anti-microbial coating used in hospitals that provides protection for up to 30 days, Commercial-News reported. They also disinfected six of Danville’s frontline fire apparatus trucks and the battalion chief’s vehicle as well as police and fire vehicles from a neighboring municipality.
In New Haven, Conn., a service garage is donating cleaning services to the local police department. An employee suits up with gloves and a mask and sprays the inside of the police cruisers and high-touch surfaces with a fine mist, which sits for 10 minutes, WFSB reported. The product is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and works better than an alcohol solution, the garage owner said. The business began offering the service after hearing that officers were using Lysol wipes
In Rockville, Md., a company specializing in fire, water, and mold cleanup performed a wipe-down of Rockville City Police Department cruisers and used a “disinfectant bomb” to clean them, WJLA reported. The service was done free of charge.
“Our officers transport people in their vehicles daily and this service not only ensured each vehicle is cleaned thoroughly, but that our officers are safe as well,” the Police Department wrote in a Facebook post thanking the company.
In Pennsylvania, a motor coach company offered free disinfecting services to all first responders in York County, the York Dispatch reported. The company owns seven electrostatic disinfectant fogging machines to sanitize its own fleet, and one is being reserved solely for first responders. The company's employees, including drivers and mechanics, were trained to use the sanitizing machines and are now disinfecting local businesses and buildings since the fleet has been grounded.