Longford paramedic reminds people to only ring an ambulance in real emergencies after colleagues are stranded in snow

Longford men help clear road for ambulance en-route to Mullingar hospital #StormEmma #BeastFromTheEast

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Longford paramedic reminds people to only ring an ambulance in real emergencies after colleagues are stranded in snow

Longford men help clear road for ambulance en-route to Mullingar hospital #StormEmma #BeastFromTheEast

Ballymahon paramedic Darren Mulledy posted on Facebook shortly after 11pm on Thursday night, March 1 to seek assistance for his ambulance colleagues who were stranded in the snow in county Offaly. 

"Colleagues stranded in the snow. Anyone available to pull them out. Between Cloghan and Blueball at the entrance to Finnamore lakes."

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Darren advised, "Please only ring an ambulance in real emergencies. Paramedics have families too and they shouldn't be taking unnecessary risks. Ambulances aren't four wheel and they'll get stuck the same as van or car."

Thankfully, someone came to the assistance of the crew shortly after Darren's Facebook post.  

Meanwhile, earlier on Thursday evening in Longford, with darkness setting in and weather conditions worsening, the parademics from Athlone Ambulance Service were very appreciative of the assistance they received from a group of men with tractors and clearing equipment.

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They posted "This bunch of lads came to our aid in County Longford this evening and managed to free us to continue our journey to the hospital!!"


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