Operational considerations in winter weather

By Michael Lee

On-scene operations will be affected by a number of things. Remember that combustible gas meters may not work properly or will take longer to warm up in cold weather.

Gasoline in pumps, saws or power tool tanks may have water in them causing them to freeze, while hoses can become more brittle and difficult to move.

And remember that ladders can freeze up, impacting their ability to extend or retract. Meanwhile, hand tools will be more slippery and difficult to hold onto.

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