Fire & Rescue Crews Warn of Cold Weather Health Dangers

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Sunday Night as the air temperatures are expected to fall well below zero, Fire and Rescue Crews are warning people that frostbite can occur within mere minutes of exposure.

Lincoln Battalion Chief Brad Thavenet and his crew are prepared for the cold.

They have their gear ready and waiting to respond to emergencies and as the below freezing weather hits Lincoln and the rest of the State today and tomorrow, they know that people out in this weather for even the shortest amount of time are at risk.

"The ambient temperatures, it drops the instant freezing of the skin and mucus membrane, the eyes, those types of things," said Battalion Chief Brad Thavenet.

They'll of course be responding to emergencies 24-7, but they're especially concerned about homeless people who may be sleeping outside this evening.