How first-responders deal with construction setbacks

AMR in Syracuse says they know how to deal with construction and still get to their patients on time.

SYRACUSE, N.Y.---It's the season for all things construction and soon the I-690 project will begin.

It's a challenge first-responders at AMR in Syracuse have dealt with before.

No highway? Operations Superviser Nick Corbishley says no problem.

"The city has a ton of back streets and secondary streets that we can use all the time to get from point A to point B. During our new hire orientation we teach everyone to be able to navigate entire city without the use of highways," said Corbishley.

Corbishley says sometimes they want to avoid the highways completely to avoid getting stuck.

"Even driving emergently if we're down to a narrow one lane of traffic, driving emergently on the highway is still a bad idea so we'll stick to the back streets," said Corbishley.

He says they'll still respond to each call they get-no matter how they have to get there.

"So if you see us not taking the highway to get to the hospital because Teall Ave is closed, then you might see us take another couple major streets in the city," said Corbishley.

They say they'll never let a setback like construction compromise getting someone the help they need.

"We see construction year-round, and as a result of that we used to navigating through those and slowing down and make sure we're driving safely, but we're still getting there in a prompt amount of time," said Corbishley.

No matter where in the city you are.

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