Glen Cove EMS Preparing For Blizzard

Glen Cove EMS is closely monitoring the impending Winter Storm forecast to impact our area Thursday and Friday. As we make our preparations to better handle the storm now is the time to be making yours. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for Long Island from 6PM Thursday to 1PM Friday. 8”- 10” inches of snow are expected. Snow showers will begin Thursday morning and will gradually increase in intensity through the day. The heaviest snow and strongest winds will occur Thursday night into Friday morning. This storm has the capability to cause widespread power outages. 

As usual we offer some of the actions our city department is taking to better handle medical emergencies during not only this storm but all Winter Storms.

-Each ambulance is equipped with automatic built-in snow chains for added traction. Each ambulance and response vehicle also carry snow shovels to clear pathways at houses. 

-Top off all ambulances and response vehicles with fuel.

-Preposition additional medical personnel and manpower at EMS Headquarters

-Utilize EMS Response SUVs and Pick-Up Trucks to respond to areas that an ambulance cannot. These response vehicles are equipped with the same medical equipment as an ambulance.

-Our department works closely with the Glen Cove Department of Public Works during Winter Storms. DPW crews and heavy equipment are ready to assist us during medical emergencies whether it's clearing a road or removing snow.

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