PHOTOS: Sometimes Fire Departments have some really cool tools at their disposal. This one, from the Town of Hermon Fire Department's Facebook page, caught my eye.
So I reached out to Hermon Fire Chief Cody Sullivan to get the skinny on this member of Hermon's rescue fleet, the rescue-boggan, also known as the "snowbulance".
"So that is a self-contained transport toboggan, so there's room for a patient on a backboard with spine mobilization, and also room for an EMT or a paramedic to attend to the potential victim's needs during transport off a trail."
"It's not self-propelled, it's a tow-behind, so it's made to tow behind a snowmobile."
Sullivan says the Hermon Firefighters, along with members of other local fire departments, train on these pieces of equipment, and keep them ready to be available in an instant, should the need arise in a snowy or icy situation.