Abbotsford Fire & Ambulance Service Inc.

A Few............ Serving Many!

 

Abbotsford Fire Dept.

112 W. Spruce St.

P.O. Box 477

Abbotsford, WI 54405

 

Abbotsford Ambulance Service

112 W. Spruce St.

PO Box 117

Abbotsford, WI 54405

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Some Safe Winter Driving Tips:

  • Know the current road conditions.
  • Clear snow and ice from your car; especially your windows and lights.
  • Leave enough room for stopping; remember trucks are heavier than cars and take longer to slow down or stop.
  • Use your brakes carefully; do NOT pump anti-lock brakes.
  • Refrain from using your cruise control.
  • Just because you have a 4x4 vehicle, you can still lose traction just as quickly as a two wheel drive auto.
  • Give maintenance vehicles and snow plows courtesy and room to do their jobs! The law requires you to stay back 200 feet from a snowplow.
  • Pay attention and go slow if needed.

Some practices for protecting children while outside playing:

  • Dress children warmly using boots, hats, snow pants, and mittens.
  • Tuck in loose clothing, drawstrings, etc. if ice skating.
  • Children should always ride their sleds while sitting and facing forward (going down head first increases the chance of head and spinal injuries).
  • Limit the length of exposure, especially in colder temperatures and windy conditions (be mindful of wind chill)
  • Monitor kids for wet clothing and fatigue
  • Allow children to warm up indoors with a warm drink such as hot chocolate or apple cider.
  • Remind them to stay away from thin ice!
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