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Increased call volume for MFD paramedics

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wednesday morning's slippery steps, sidewalks and roads calls for an increase in call volume for Madison Fire Department paramedics.

The City of Madison Fire Department firefighters and paramedics respond to emergency medical calls Wednesday morning as people head out into the icy winter conditions.

Paramedics respond to falls on the ice, especially on steps, sidewalks and parking lots.

The City of Madison operates eight ambulances on a daily basis.

The City of Madison Fire Department reminds residents to: shovel driveways, walkways and sidewalks.

Salt high traffic areas if you think ice may form.

Also, wear gloves, proper footwear and if you're approaching a slick area of snow or ice, test the area with your toe to see how slippery it is before you put your full weight on the area.

Offer help to older adults or people with disabilities on snow and ice. Slips and falls can be very dangerous for senior citizens.

 

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