The Chicago Tribune has a brief article HERE about the Chicago Fire Department’s use of snowmobiles that allowed firefighters to get to residents where streets were impassable for wheeled vehicles.

People who needed to be taken to hospitals were put in baskets that the snowmobiles pulled to waiting ambulances on nearby main streets, Chicago Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff said.

Overall, the fire department used the snowmobiles more than a hundred times, Hoff said. “It worked out really well.”

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