You can’t fight fire with ice. That’s a frozen fact that public safety officials are grappling with as extreme cold continues to grip Washington and much of the rest of the country this week. Broken water mains make fire hydrants weak. The water that firefighters carry on their trucks can freeze. Pumps lock up. Firefighters fall down.
"‘Not Built for This’: What Fails in the Extreme Cold? Just About Everything." is from the January 04, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Steve Hendrix and Theresa Vargas and narrated by Sam Scholl.