Why do fire trucks go on rescue (EMS) calls?

We utilize a priority dispatch system, meaning that the type of call we receive dictates the number of Firefighters and Apparatus that respond.  Depending on the severity of the incident, some calls only warrant a Rescue (Ambulance), while others require both a Rescue and Engine. There  only are 2 Firefighter/Paramedics on each Rescue Apparatus, so if additional Firefighter/Paramedics or equipment are needed,  the Fire Truck will be dispatched to assist. Our Fire Trucks carry the same medical equipment as the Rescue Units and are staffed with certified Paramedics.

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1. Can I drop off SHARPS at the fire station for disposal?
2. Does the fire department install free smoke detectors?
3. Does the fire department offer or install free child car seats?
4. Why do fire trucks go on rescue (EMS) calls?
5. Who do I call for a fire inspection?
6. How do I apply for a Knox Box for my residence?
7. Will the Fire Department take my prescription drugs?
8. Does the Fire Department fill swimming pools?
9. Does the Fire Department dispose of fire extinguishers?
10. Does the Fire Department offer CPR classes?
11. Does the Fire Department offer blood pressure checks to the public?
12. Can I have an open burn? Is there a burn permit?