JOHNSON COUNTY, Iowa (KWWL) – Today the Johnson County Ambulance Service (JCAS) has received the Alliant Energy Hometown Public Safety grant.
Money awarded through the Alliant Energy Foundation allowed JCAS to buy four sanitizing caddies. The safety materials provide increased protection to ambulances by using UV-C technology to stop easily-spread microorganisms, viruses and blood-borne pathogens.
“The UV sanitizing equipment kills many infectious diseases, which can easily be spread by point-to-point contact and can cause severe illness to those who may already be requiring our aid, or who may be present at a public education event,” said Fiona Johnson, JCAS Director. “It allows us to keep the communities we serve safe from potentially life-threatening illnesses and protect our crews so that they can continue to provide safe, efficient and quality care to patients and the general public.”
According to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, UV light has shown to be effective for stopping viruses, bacteria, molds, spores and microorganisms.
More information about Johnson County Ambulance Service is available at www.johnson-county.com/ambulance.