Please follow this advice if you have to go out in the snow and #ice 🚑❄️🌨☃️🌬

With it being really cold with lots of snow and ice, please consider whether you really need to go out and about.  If you do, there are a few things you can do to stay safe and avoid having to call 999:

  • Make sure that you’re well prepared by wearing plenty of clothes; wear lots of layers as this will be more effective at keeping you warm, rather than one big coat.
  • Put on gloves, a warm hat or put your hood up as we lose lots of heat through our head.
  • Wear sensible shoes with a good grip on the sole – surfaces will bee slippery and the last thing you want is to fall and hurt yourself
  • Could you help an elderly neighbour or relative so that they don’t need to go out in this weather – they are at a much higher risk of falling and hurting themselves badly

We’re expecting to be really busy, so please, help us to help you by keeping yourself warm and safe.

Written by officialwmas

West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS) covers a geographical area of approximately 5,000 square miles and serves a population of 5.6 million people living in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Coventry & Warwickshire, Staffordshire and the Birmingham & the Black Country conurbation. The Trust has a total number of 4000 members of staff and uses 864 vehicles.

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