Gold Cross EMS ready for the ice

News 12 at 6 O'clock / Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- "911. What's your emergency?"

The familiar phrase won't stop, no matter how much ice builds up.

"Just because of the weather doesn't mean folks don't need us," said Vince Brogdon with Gold Cross.

The second round of winter weather will bring different challenges for he and others at the ambulance service.

"Ice is from my understanding, with the snow chains is a different situation," he said.

His ambulances are equipped with those snow chains but tomorrow, they might not be as useful.

"It's going to be a little touch and go we'll do our best with the units that have them, to see how it works," said Brogdon.

For those emergency vehicles not used for, lets say an emergency, they'll be used as transportation.

"We will be assisting in trying to get some of the employees to the emergency operation center tomorrow morning," he said.

With the threat of over an inch of ice in some areas, it could be a long day or two.

"Possibly being here longer than 24 hours," he said.

They're already stocked and ready to go even before the freezing starts.

"We're going to be making sure that all of our vehicles and spare vehicles and administrative vehicles are fueled up this evening and ready to go," he said.

But they're number one priority is you, making sure they're there in your time of need.

"If they call 911, we're going to do our very best to make sure that we get there safely, pick them up and take them to the hospital," he said.


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