South Milwaukee Fire Department using school district's device to disinfect ambulances

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SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- South Milwaukee Fire crews are now using a battery-powered sprayer to disinfect ambulances, thanks to the South Milwaukee School District.

The sprayer is electrostatic and the electric charges help disinfectant spray get into all of the nooks and crannies on the ambulance that otherwise couldn't be reached.

It allows the department to clean faster and more efficiently after they've had a patient with COVID-19 or with similar symptoms. The department said the school district recently reached out asking if they wanted to borrow the device. 

“These are absolutely in short supply everywhere," South Milwaukee Fire Department Lt. Kurt Egner said. "So if we ordered one we may never have seen it in time, so they had the solution, they have the device and we’re allowed to use it."

The department also uses a UV light to further disinfect.

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