Medic offers winter weather safety tips | News
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Friday's forecast means there is a high chance the roads will be slick with ice.
If you don't have to drive, don't - stay at home and off the roads.
But if you do need to drive, follow Medic's advice to stay safe:
- Increase your following distance
- Decrease your speed
Fall Injuries - Area Sidewalks,
During winter weather episodes,
Medic historically sees an increase in fall related injuries rather than an
increase in motor vehicle accidents. Medic is advising the community to
use caution when walking, especially in areas where water can freeze – sidewalks,
Again, please take your time
and be cautious.
Medic is gearing up to handle
the winter weather event for this evening. Medic has increased the number
of assets in the field to meet the demand this storm may bring.
In addition, all Medic
ambulances are equipped with an automated chain system. If needed,
employees can deploy these chains to help guide the ambulance through the
Move Over for Emergency
Finally, Medic would like to
remind the community about the Move Over Law. Our units, as well
as our public safety partners, will be responding to emergencies along area
roadways. If safe to do so, please Slow Down and Move Over
to the left, to protect emergency responders who are assisting
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