Cumberland County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has taken proactive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and other infectious pathogens, by recently installing an ultraviolet lighting system in their ambulance fleet.
This UV-C technology is proven to destroy the DNA of harmful microorganisms.
These lighting systems are activated remotely from outside the vehicle for the crew’s safety and can disinfect and sanitize the air and environmental surfaces of these unit’s cabin in approximately 90 seconds.
“We believe this technology will assist us in keeping our patients, staff, and community as safe as possible,” said Cumberland County EMS Director Chris Miller.
This equipment was purchased and installed by using grant funding from the State of Tennessee and the Upper Cumberland Healthcare Coalition.