• Boston EMS takes extra precautions as temperatures drop to single digits

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    BOSTON – Every night of the year Boston EMS is ready to help residents of the city, but when temperatures are this cold they provide an extra layer of protection for those who need it most.

    Ed Hassan has been with Boston EMS for 31 years. Now, as a deputy superintendent, he says his units are on high alert.

    “We are very concerned about anybody who is out on the street,” he said. “We might just want to stop and ask how they are doing where they’re headed and seeing if we can help them out.” 

    Boston 25 News reporter John Monahan took a ride along with Boston EMS Wednesday night as temperatures dropped into the single digits. Watch his full report above to see how they responded to various calls.

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