Why do fire trucks respond to medical calls and car accidents?
Category: General Questions
The crews on the fire trucks are trained to handle basic life support medical emergencies as well as ancillary problems associated with motor vehicle crashes. Ancillary problems include extrication of patients from vehicles and equipment; addressing spilled or leaking flammable and combustible liquids, and ensuring for overall scene safety of the general public, first responders, and patients. On most occasions, the fire truck is closer to an incident because our fire stations are strategically located within different neighborhoods. This allows for a very quick response time, usually faster than the ambulance will arrive.
Updated 2/7/2016 2:34 PM