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Marion County EMS (MO) Ambulance Decon

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First responders in northeast Missouri are using a new tool to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Marion County EMS is now using blue light technology to protect patients and crew members from COVID-19, WGEM-TV reports.

Officials told the station they had this technology in the past but recently spent more money to make sure it is available at all times.

The cleaning takes about an hour. Staff said that is much quicker than the normal spraying and disinfecting process.

The device has become so popular that other departments in the area have asked to use it. Those departments are in talks of purchasing their own light disinfecting tool.