Why do so many fire trucks respond when we call 911?

In the business of emergency response time is of the essence. We pursue a goal of arriving in as few minutes as possible for any emergency. Especially with fire since it doubles inside with each minute while the fire department responds. Sending multiple units ensures quick arrival to the scene so that the fire fighters can begin extinguishing the fire.

Once that process is started many times other responding units are returned to service. As well, an actual fire is very dangerous. The robust response ensures our members can perform the task of extinguishment in the safest way possible. That response is always under constant review and subject to adjust as circumstances change.

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1. Does the Fire Department help get cats down from trees?
2. How do I obtain a copy of the fire report after having a fire at my property?
3. How do you become a firefighter?
4. I saw a fire truck at a local supermarket, and some of the crew was inside buying food. Why do firefighters use fire trucks to tend to non-emergency business?
5. Is it illegal to burn leaves and brush on my property?
6. What should I do if I have questions about my ambulance bill or I am unable to pay my ambulance (Medic Unit) bill?
7. Why do firefighters break out window and cut holes in roof during a fire?
8. Why do firefighters get upset when you drive over fire hoses?
9. Why do firefighters’ shop at the local grocery stores?
10. The fire hydrant in front of my house has started to leak. Do you take care of that?
11. Why do you send a fire truck along with an ambulance (Medic Unit) to a medical emergency?
12. Why do so many fire trucks respond when we call 911?