By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– The National Association of Counties (NACo), an organization representing county governments throughout the United States, granted 60 Achievement Awards this year to departments within the County of San Bernardino, including the County’s Fleet Management department.
Fleet Management provides all County departments with safe and reliable vehicles to conduct its business, and is responsible for more than 7,000 vehicles and pieces of equipment ranging from golf carts to earth movers.
During the pandemic, Fleet Management recognized a need to keep our employees safe from the COVID-19 virus and developed a vehicle sanitizing procedure to keep essential workers and first responder vehicles on the road so they could continue to provide services to county residents.
“Winning the NACo award is a source of pride for the entire Fleet Management team, who work hard every day to provide exceptional customer service to the departments we serve,” said Ron Lindsey, director of Fleet Management.
The sanitizing process, which can be seen in this video, uses EPA-registered materials and was created in collaboration with Fleet staff, the Risk Management department, and the Department of Public Health. Once the sanitation process is completed, a decal is placed on the door jamb of the vehicle, showing it was treated and ready for the next driver.
This disinfecting process has been so successful that it will continue after the pandemic. The improved sanitizing process will help protect County employees and clients against bacteria and viruses such as influenza, as well as COVID-19.