Ambulances spread out in Regina as tornado watch issued
EMS vehicles are being fanned out in Regina should the city face some damaging weather Tuesday night.
If a twister hit the city, the Regina Qu'appelle Health Region doesn't want to get caught with all its eggs in one basket.
EMS's Cory Brossart says some spare ambulances have been moved away from their central facility on Albert Street and into community stations. He says the odds of the headquarters being decimated by a tornado or severe weather are low, but they don't want to leave anything to chance.
“We’re hoping nothing gets hit. Not the city, not any community in southern Saskatchewan, but in the event something happens, we have to be as prepared as we can to respond and help out.”
Brossart says severe weather isn't news to EMS. They're constantly monitoring the weather to keep prepared.
“We do a lot of emergency planning and we have to be prepared for all types of emergencies. Severe weather isn’t something new for us. Our supervisors are always monitoring the weather. Our dispatch center is always monitoring,” said Brossart.
Edited by CJME's Karen Brownlee.