Winter weather can be dangerous, especially for firefighters who are responding to emergencies.
Mike Jaco, Deputy Fire Marshal of Huntsville Fire and Rescue, said there are a number of ways the winter weather can cause an injury to firefighters.
"When we respond to a fire event, for example, we bring the water with us," said Jaco. "When we start spraying the water, we create our own hazards."
The water leaves a foundation on surfaces and quickly freezes over in low temperatures. The surface becomes slippery for firefighters in boots, where there is no grip.
When responding to a fire, there is a chance that firefighters can get wet from the hose.
"We have the concerns of a temperature-related emergency, and frost bite," said Jaco.
Fire engines on the roads face hazardous conditions. Snow and ice make driving a large concern for firefighters.
Heath Jones, President of Toney Fire and Rescue, said they add chains to the wheels of the trucks to add grip when on icy roads.