Frigid Temperatures Force Firefighters To Get Creative
Saving lives is never an easy job and if you add blistering cold weather to the mix, it is an even harder task.
From freezing waterlines, to the danger of slipping on ice, firefighters have a whole new set of challenges to face in this cold weather.
“It’s always on the back of the mind of our chief to keep us safe and to remember we are human too,” Marrio Pacheco with the Grand Junction Fire Department said.
But these cold temperatures not just dangerous to rescuers. Even running a simple errand can be a big ordeal.
Jessica Cutler made the trek. She summed up the weather, “It's bitter cold. This is not fun at all,” Cutler told NewsChannel Five.
But postal workers say they are used to the weather and think this cold snap is not that bad.
“I am pretty used to this stuff. I kinda prefer it,” postal worker Gina Martinez said.
This cold snap is affecting everyone in different ways, but everyone says they hope it goes away soon.