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Servpro gives back to first responders during crisis

Jay Miller sprays down a Parkersburg fire truck to make sure it is fully disinfected and help protect first responders from the coronavirus. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — Jay Miller and Steve Seckman, owners of Servpro Restoration Wood, Ritchie and Pleasants County, are using their expertise to help the community during the COVID-19 outbreak by sanitizing first responder vehicles for free.

“We have a product that kills viruses and bacteria on contact,” said Miller.

The product is safe for use in homes, buildings and vehicles.

“If anything were to happen to our first responders, then they would not be able to serve the community as well,” he said.

Miller has been sanitizing first responder vehicles such as fire trucks, ambulances and police cars. “We have to take care of our first responders, so that they can continue to take care of us.”

Jay Miller sprays down the Wood County Mobile 911 Center to make sure it is fully disinfected and help protect first responders from the coronavirus. (Photo Provided)

They have been ordering more of the product so a larger supply is available.

“We will not turn anyone away and will continue to sanitize vehicles, buildings and homes for as long as we have product,” he said.

While they do charge for the buildings and homes, for now sanitization of the first responder vehicles is free.

“We want our first responders in the area to become familiar with us and the facility, so that as the virus spreads and numbers grow, they know they can pull in and get their vehicles sprayed down,” said Miller. “We need to come together as a community to save lives and get ahead of this virus to help prevent its spread from reaching catastrophic numbers.”

He said they do expect the toll the virus is taking on the community will get worse and they are preparing.

Madeline Scarborough can be reached at mscarborough@newsandsentinel.com

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