Why does a fire truck show up when I called for an ambulance?
Certain medical calls require additional personnel to help treat a patient. By dispatching a fire truck to an ambulance call, extra paramedics are available to quickly move the patient to the ambulance and start treatment. This results in medical care being delivered more effectively. If another call comes in, the fire truck is available to respond to the next emergency.

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1. What should I do when a fire truck or ambulance approaches me while I am driving?
2. Does the fire department accept old fire extinguishers or household chemicals that I don't want?
3. How do I get a copy of a fire or EMS report?
4. How do I get information about the Juvenile Firesetter Program?
5. How do I get a fire permit?
6. Where can I go to get my blood pressure checked?
7. Who do I call about a fire extinguisher that doesn't work?
8. Why does a fire truck show up when I called for an ambulance?
9. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
10. How come I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
11. Why do I see firefighters cutting holes in the roof of a building on fire?