UV-C Light Technology Helps Keep Ambulances Clean

The Lincoln County Ambulance District is keeping our community safe from nasty viruses like Ebola, Flu, MRSA and C-Diff.  LCAD recently purchased 4 EDU-435 UV-C Disinfection Lamps, one for each ambulance base.  These lamps will be used to help disinfect ambulances and the ambulance bases.  These lamps have been shown to protect the public and our personnel from exposure to contagious organisms.

These lamps, when used regularly, will provide 99.999999% disinfection and kills all known bacteria, virus, mold, protozoa and yeast.  When our staff uses these lamps in conjunction with topical disinfection this technology will provide a safer environment for our patients and staff.

In addition to killing virus and bacteria in the ambulance, the crews will be able to use these portable UV-C lamps to disinfect living spaces like bunk rooms where an individual may have become ill. This technology can stop the transmission of diseases that before may have caused an outbreak of colds and flu in areas such as an ambulance base where many people share close quarters 24 hours a day.  The new UV-C Lamps will keep our staff healthy and it will keep our ambulances and bases clean for those who visit or tour our facilities.

IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery

The IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery is a one-of-a-kind addiction treatment facility specializing in PTSD for IAFF members – and IAFF members only – who are struggling with addiction, PTSD other related behavioral health challenges to receive the help they need in taking the first steps toward recovery. It is a safe haven for members to talk with other members who have faced or overcome similar challenges.

Care for your unique needs

If you’re struggling with post-traumatic stress along with co-occurring depression, anxiety or substance abuse disorders, you need treatment from professionals who understand the fire service culture and the unique pressures of your job. The IAFF Center of Excellence connects you to best-practice, evidence-based therapies delivered by clinicians who understand the types of trauma you experience on a day-to-day basis.

Completely confidential treatment

Center staff cannot discuss your treatment with anyone — your fire department, family or friends — unless given explicit permission by you. This applies before, during and after your stay at the IAFF Center of Excellence.

Our Partner: Advanced Recovery Systems

With seven treatment centers across the United States, the continuum of care provided by Advanced Recovery Systems is unsurpassed. The IAFF has partnered with Advanced Recovery Systems to provide members with specialized treatment for the everyday stressors that trigger PTSD, behavioral health disorders and substance abuse.

IAFF CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

13400 Edgemeade Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 327-1955
www.iaffrecoverycenter.com