Winter means cold weather, icy roads, run-down immune systems, emotional struggles and booze-fuelled misadventures.
All of which keep our paramedics busier than ever .
The demand of both time and resources on our emergency services is already huge, with increasing numbers of patients being taken to and treated in A&E.
A couple of weeks ago, Steve Edwards witnessed firsthand the sort of pressure paramedics are under - and he has a brilliant suggestion on how to make their lives easier.
Steve wrote: "As I sat in a café drinking my coffee and eating my sandwich two paramedics (who were obviously taking a chance to grab a quick bite between jobs) came in and joined the queue waiting to get their breakfast and cuppa.
"Just as they got to the till they got a message on the radio. They had to go at once."
"They both laughed and said 'that always happens to us!' Then they both rushed out to help someone.
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"Everyone else in the queue was just after a quick snack and a drink whilst shopping etc."
Steve then posed his question, asking: "Why don't we all we use this social media to get people (and companies) to allow paramedics and all other emergency services to jump the queue and get served as soon as they come in?
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"I would always happily stand back and let them go in front of me after all their next job could be me or someone I know or I love."
Steve's words have attracted a huge of praise.
Hopefully businesses - as well as the rest of us - will take heed of them.