EMTs Prepare for Winter Weather

By: Elizabeth Lamb Email
By: Elizabeth Lamb Email

AUGUSTA COUNTY -- The Augusta County Fire Rescue squad tries to work as efficiently as they can in heavy snow.

Hunter Rowzie is an EMT, who said driving can be very difficult in a foot of snow and it can be challenging to get to secondary roads.

EMTs will also be looking for frozen fire hydrants.

Rowzie said concentrating on the job helps the team stay focused when severe weather happens.

“All you have to do is remain calm and remember your training. You're trained to handle certain situations like this,” said Rowzie, “You just have to stick to what you know and make sure that you don't let the hazards and stuff get ahead of you.”

The rescue squad said driving firetrucks and emergency vehicles in the snow is often the most challenging issue they experience in severe weather.

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