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Storms create challenges for EMS

from Steinbach Online

The Regional EMS Director says during snow storms like southern Manitoba has been experiencing in recent weeks, it is up to the paramedic to decide whether it is safe to send an ambulance to a call. Scott Noble says EMS will respond, even during the Christmas blizzard, but just like any other motorist, this is dependent on snow accumulation and visibility. "If the ambulance physically can not travel due to the snow or if the paramedics can not physically see due to visibility concerns then we're not able to respond," he says. more

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