AMR crews say snow will not slow them down

Posted at 6:34 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 18:34:39-05

After Buffalo's big winter blast, many roads are covered in snow and that can make things a little more difficult for first responders.

AMR crews say the snow won't slow them down. Crews are all prepped and ready to respond to emergency calls.

"The winter makes things much more difficult for us and we have to plan better when we know were going to get a storm," Thomas Maxian, AMR Regional Director, said.

AMR says the average response rate is six minutes and during the winter that rate only increases by 30 seconds in the City of Buffalo.

AMR responded to eight separate school bus accidents this morning. The ambulance service says most of the accidents were minor, but in one case, three people were taken to an area hospital.

"We live in Buffalo," Maxian said. "We know it's going to snow and we want to make sure we are ready to serve the community when the community calls.

AMR says it responds to 350-425 call every day.