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REMSA Was Prepared to Respond Despite the Snow

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 5, 2023 11:59 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Here in Northern Nevada, shoveling snow is a routine following storms.

A snow shovel can contain 5.7 pounds of snow on average. Sierra Cement: Locally fallen material weighs greater. The heart might definitely become fatigued after working for an hour.

Even if the roads are almost impassable, REMSA assures a need for assistance won’t go unanswered.

“We know how to put chains on our ambulance, so we have chains. they are the quick link chains, says Adam Heinz, REMSA Executive Director. “In addition, we have four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive. We have studded snow tires, snow rated tires, so that is obviously first.”

Heinz claims that the snow strategy also includes placing personnel in strategic locations throughout the town to enable a speedier reaction.

The dispatch of an SUV for the supervisor is a part of that strategy. A supervisor is inside the car with supplies, including a shovel in case one is required once on the site. The supervisor can get in touch first, give teams instructions, or even meet the crew and the patient.

However, there are occasions when the circumstances call for additional specialized experts.

Heinz uses a real-world residence with an extremely steep driveway as an illustration.

“Had not been plowed,” Heinz says of the driveway. “The person was experiencing a medical emergency. There was no way ourselves, our fire partners could get up it. And so, we actually had to trek up, and then we have specially trained paramedics that are part of our search and rescue team here in the community. And we actually had to deploy them. And we were able to take that patient down in kind of like a sled; to the bottom of the hill where the ambulance was waiting.”

The resources that REMSA personnel have access to also rely on the weather. Heinz assures that the teams will reach the patient.

The only question is how.

Credits: KOLO TV

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