The winter weather has caused an uptick in minor traffic accidents but first responders have all sorts of calls to handle. Some involve managing roads that don't get plowed.
They also see a higher volume of calls because some people don't feel safe driving themselves or loved ones to the hospital.
Chief Rob Ham of Bridgewater Rescue says specialty equipment and planning ahead are keys to safely helping those in need.
Chief Ham added, "We're equipped with four transport units, and we have some vehicles that are four wheel drive. We can get pretty much anywhere we need to go. We can get pretty much anywhere we need to go -- With out heavy rescue truck and some of the equipment we have here. We are very capable of answering the call when it come. It may take us a little bit longer but we'll get there, we'll get the call answered."
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