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We're Open Colorado: SERVPRO sanitizes first responder vehicles for free

Posted at 5:56 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 19:56:50-04

FALCON — There's no arguing that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has changed a massive portion of our daily lives.

In the midst of these changes, many local businesses are finding ways to overcome and adapt to keep their doors open, while at the same time, help those around them.

Similarly, businesses hit hard are reporting a tremendous outpouring of support from the community.

This outpouring reminding all of us that while this global epidemic has changed so much, it HASN'T changed people's desire for community.

This is We're Open Colorado, a segment dedicated to highlighting local businesses that are still open and finding unique ways to serve the community.

With all of this in mind, let's take a look at SERVPRO of North Central Colorado Springs, experts in clean up and restoration jobs following major damage or disaster, which is working to keep our first responders safe through the donation of their sanitation services.

On April 22, the organization donated their time and resources in coordination with the Falcon Fire Department, to fully clean and sanitize the vehicles of first responders.

"We want to make sure that our guys who are out there protecting us are doing it safely," commented Doug Weatherman of SERVPRO.

Crews worked through the morning hours using anti-microbial misting and wiping down every surface in order to fully sanitize vehicles such as firetrucks and ambulances among others.

"Not everybody has the ability, those with the desire to do it [often] don't have the ability at the same time, we have both," said Doug.

"So whenever the opportunity arose to come out and give this service away to those that need it, we were happy to jump at the opportunity," continued Austin Green of SERVPRO.

It's a service that first responders present were extremely grateful to receive.

"The resources are so thin right now, so the community's ability to step up and help out has been tremendous," finished EMS Division Chief Jon Webb.

If you know of a business that is working to find innovative ways to keep operating while also working to help the community, email us at news@koaa.com.