Airport paramedics saddle up on Segways

<p>Health emergencies can happen anywhere - including airports. </p>

 

Health emergencies can happen anywhere - including airports.

 

EMS workers at Calgary International Airport can encounter a variety of calls, including everything from a stubbed toe to swine flu screenings. Now paramedics have added two Segways to their transportation fleet.

"We can manoeuver fairly quickly through the crowd and as soon as we get there we can actually flip the Segway back and we have a platform to work off of," said paramedic Marinus Onos.

According to EMS spokesperson Adam Loria, the two-wheelers have been well received by staff so far and the program at the airport could be expanded to include using Segways at other locations.

 

"Depending on how this program goes, if they do determine that there are advantages to having Segways in heavily populated areas or places, we may expand to events such as Stampede," Loria said.

 
 
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