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Jackson Local Schools in Massillon lends a hand to fire department by loaning sanitizing equipment

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Posted at 2:02 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 14:02:47-04

MASSILLON, Ohio — From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, first responders, daycares and hospitals have scrambled to get their hands on as much disinfectant as possible, so when Jackson Schools Superintendent Chris DiLoreto and his team learned the Jackson Township Fire Department would have to wait months for a piece of sanitation equipment, they jumped right in to offer a hand to one of their own.

The district loaned its Clorox Total 360 Electrostatic Sprayer, a piece they have owned for two years to disinfect student spaces, to the department. The machine sprays a microfine, electrostatically charged mist that goes beyond just sitting on the surface and reaches around and under objects.

Jackson Township Fire Department Fire Chief Tracy Hogue said there have been concerns raised among patients and his staff during transport inside one of their vehicles.

“Using this equipment has added a measure of reassurance for all involved,” Hogue said. "This is just another example of how the schools and township work together."

Hogue said the machine has come in handy as each ambulance gets a double cleaning, in addition to the customary cleaning at the hospital after any transport.

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