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Snow Plow Clears Path For Ambulance

Snow Plow Driver Goes The Distance For Ambulance During Snow Storm

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A plow driver helped an ambulance responding to a life-threatening call during a snowstorm Friday. 

EMS found itself blocked by other vehicles when responding to a call on Friday. Crews requested a city plow, but were surprised by the extra-effort given by the plow driver. The driver escorted the ambulance the entire way.

“We were not expecting him to plow us past the hill,” EMT Lisa Palmerton told Denver CBS. “When he kept going we decided to stay right behind him to make sure we could make it to where we were going.”

The plow driver, Joshua Preather, went another step further when the crews reached the patient. “While we were in with the patient he took it upon himself to salt and shovel the sidewalk so we could make it back out,” Palmerton said.

Preather then escorted the ambulance to the hospital; he worked with dispatchers to help guide the way.

Preather said, “We don’t get to do this very often and when we do have something like this happen it’s a sense of pride.”

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Troy Shaffer
Troy Shaffer

About the Author: Troy is an Air Medical Career Expert passionate about a team approach to improving air medical safety from the ground up. Troy is a former Army medic, Army pilot, Coast Guard pilot and EMS pilot. Troy has taught hundreds of wannabe flight medics, flight nurses and EMS pilots the exact steps needed to launch air medical careers.

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