The 7 Dirtiest Places in your firehouse

More often than not when you are discussing your department’s infection control plan your focus is on the critical assets being used in the line of duty every day; the ambulances, the equipment, and even the gear and clothing that your staff wears. But the focus shouldn’t stop there. Did you know that your staff may be more likely to come in contact with an infectious disease inside the living quarters of your firehouses?

A recent study conducted by the University of Washington School of Public Health found that there are 7 places within your firehouse where infectious disease, such as MRSA, may be lurking. See where these 7 critical areas are in the accompanying slide show.

Does your department emphasize infection control in these 7 areas like it does on its critical assets?

AeroClave can provide your department with state-of-the-art technology that will ensure that enhanced infection control is available to every asset in your department. The only way to truly protect your staff and patients from these threats is to eliminate and prevent them everywhere they may occur. With AeroClave, you can be sure that every room, vehicle, and piece of equipment in your firehouse is rid of these dangerous pathogens quickly, safely, and effectively.

Please contact AeroClave to learn more about our Whole House Decontamination Program.  Feel free to ask us for a copy of this important study.

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Environmental Surface Sampling for MRSA in Washington State Fire Stations

A Collaborative Effort

University of Washington School of Public Health

Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Field Research and Consultation Group Dr. Marilyn C. Roberts Laboratory Seattle, WA

Washington Fire Chiefs Olympia, WA