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Essential workers took shelter from Buffalo blizzard at a firehouse

Richmond Ave. at Ferry Circle
Tom Sickler
Richmond Avenue at Ferry Circle is covered in snow during the 2022 Buffalo Blizzard.
Four essential workers are smiling and wearing winter hats and coats
Elizabeth Leonard
The coworkers took shelter at a firehouse. From L-R: Taylor Camelo, Jamel Mosely, Hali Escho and Elizabeth Leonard (center).

You may have heard of staff "away days," where workplaces take employees to somewhere other than the office for a change of scene and to develop team skills. The recent winter
storm took the concept to a whole new level for a group of essential workers from Horizon Health Services in downtown Buffalo.

They spent a Christmas together that they’ll never forget, and it’s one they were fortunate to survive. They took shelter from the storm at a firehouse. WBFO’s Holly Kirkpatrick has more.

Holly Kirkpatrick is a journalist whose work includes investigations, data journalism, and feature stories that hold those in power accountable. She joined WBFO in December 2022.