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Here's how paramedics prepare for winter

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Here's how paramedics prepare for winter

Here's how paramedics prepare for winter

There were two things on ambulances in Johnson County Thursday morning that weren’t there last week: snow shovels and ice melt.

FIRST RESPONDERS DON'TGET A SNOW DAY WHENWEATHER LIKE THISMOVES IN.TO PREPARE--AMBULANCES AREEQUIPPED WITH SEVERALTOOS LIKE SNOW SHOVELSAND ICE MELT.MED-ACT SAYS THOSEWINTER TOOLS HELPPARAMEDICS GET ASTRETCHER TO AND FROMA PERSON"S HOUSE INAN EMERGENCY.AND ONE OF THE CHIEFSEXPECTS A LOT OFEMERGENCIES TODAY.HE TOLD US WHEN ITRAINS THE NUMBER OFCALLS GOES UP " SO ONTHE FIRST SNOW OF THESEASON " HE EXPECTSEVEN MORE.Division Chief AdielGarcia/JohnsonCounty Med-Actwe need to be able to keep ourfigurative pulse on that bc ouresponders are going to need abreak and we're going to need tofigure out do we need to deploymoreunits.

We will if it gets badenoughand busy enough, bring in moreambulances than usual to be ableallow for those breaks or justfor afaster response.IN ICY CONDITIONSPARAMEDICS WEARGRIPPERS ON THEIRSHOES SO THEY DON'TSLIP AND FAL




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