Local Lions Clubs Donate To Keep Everett First Responders Safe

June 19, 2020

Everett, Everett Fire

Word in from City of Everett Emergency Management staff about a donation that will help first responders in Everett, Washington stay a bit safer while working during the pandemic.

Photo courtesy Everett Office of Emergency Management.

Several weeks ago, our Director of Emergency Management, DC Brent Stainer, accepted a grant on behalf of the City of Everett, WA – Govt from the Lions Clubs of District 19-B for $5,132.90. This grant allowed us to purchase 18 UV sanitizing machines for the fire department, the Everett Police Department, and other city departments.

As first responders and healthcare workers struggle to source PPE during a global shortage of supplies, fire agencies across the county found innovative ways to preserve PPE while continuing to protect our responders.

Agencies across the county have now added ultraviolet (UV) light units to their arsenal of tools used to fight COVID-19.

UV lights will be used to disinfect N-95 masks, enabling responders to safely reuse masks a limited number of times. These UV units sanitize without harsh chemicals and will also be used to clean items like face covers, radios, cell phones, pagers and other items responders and city personnel use daily.

We would like to offer a heartfelt thank you to the Lions Club for their generosity and support. These machines are a key component as we battle this invisible enemy, the #COVID19 virus.

On behalf of the city, the Everett Fire Department and Emergency Management, we offer a special thank you to Lions Club members Tom Smarsh (green shirt), Doug Houghton (blue shirt), and Michael Lally (gold shirt), who diligently worked with us to cover the cost of these machines. We appreciate all your efforts.


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