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Comment by Chris Fleming on December 11, 2008 at 5:34pm
Well, winter is here in Maine. I'm a float Lt. and am covering in our Marine division. We just had one of our Island communities come in with a patient from a fall. Right now we are experiencing a "Nor'easter" which is bringing freezing rain and sleet. So they pulled up to the floating dock next to our berth and we helped them get the patient (possible broken hip/upper femor) up the gang way to our ambulance. Even with ice melt put down, we had to call an engine company into the still alarm and use a rope on the stretcher to get to up the gang way due to the ice!! Some might think that this was overkill, but noone fell, slipped, pulled muscles etc. 8 plus members to do a simple transfer to an ambulance!

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