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Vilas County introduces snowmobiling safety tactic


By Bonnie Shelton

VILAS COUNTY (WAOW)--Snowmobiling is a favorite winter activity for many people in our area, but the time it takes to locate injured snowmobilers on trails can be a problem.

Vilas County has set up a trail intersection numbering system to help emergency crews easily reach injured snowmobilers.

In the event of an emergency on the trail, snowmobilers can locate the nearest 3-digit intersection number.

By giving that number to the 911 dispatcher, crews can determine the best route to the victim. The numbers are posted on brown signs at specific trail locations.

The goal of the project is to reduce emergency crew response time in snowmobile accidents.

Online Reporter: Bonnie Shelton


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