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Medic offers winter weather safety tips

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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, Driveways, Etc.

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, driveways

Again, please take your time and be cautious. 

Medic Preparedness

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 elements.

Move Over for Emergency Vehicles

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 patients.  

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