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Emergency Crews Stay Safe

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A lot of emergency crews were on the road Wednesday and we rode with them to learn about how they deal with the difficult travel.

Ambulances are heavier than normal vehicles, but they have to take extra time to make sure they don't get stuck. The crews also make sure to keep extra food, water, and clothing in case they aren't able to make it back to a station during one of their 12 or 24 hour shifts

Paramedic for Tri-State Ambulance, Chris Molldrem said, "It increases the amount of calls we have, of course, with slide-offs and car accidents with injuries. Also, it increases the response time cause you have to take it easy to make sure that you arrive safely on scene."

Chris says the best advice is to stay home if possible in this weather and shovel your sidewalks and driveways to prevent slipping and falling.

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