Why do fire trucks respond to motor vehicle accidents?
Automobile accidents present other hazards such as potential fire, ruptured fuel tanks, undeployed airbags, and/or the presence of hazardous materials. If any occupants are trapped they will begin the extrication (removal) process. Since all of our firefighters are trained as medical first responders, they can begin assessing an injured party’s condition and assist in providing treatment prior to the arrival of ambulance personnel. Additionally, all fire apparatus carry extrication tools.

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1. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
2. Why do fire trucks respond to motor vehicle accidents?
3. Why does the fire department respond to medical emergencies and not just paramedics?
4. Why do fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through red lights at intersections and after they go through they turn off their lights and slow down?
5. When I see an emergency vehicle approaching with lights and sirens while I am driving, what should I do?
6. Why do firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs when the fire is inside a building? It seems that they are causing more damage than the fire.