The January 2016 blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years. It affected 102.8 million people and covered about 434,000 square miles in 26 states. At least 52 people in 12 states died in storm-related incidents including car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.
What is the obligation of EMS providers to reach a patient when severe weather strikes? Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss an incident when heavy snow made it nearly impossible to reach a patient that had called 911 several times for help. Full Story