Why do fire trucks respond to emergency medical calls?

Our firefighters are also trained as EMT’s. We often arrive prior to the ambulance and begin life saving techniques. The firefighters will arrive and begin treatment immediately, often resulting in a better outcome for the patient. In a more complicated medical emergency, the Fire Department personnel will be needed to assist the two paramedics on the ambulance. Our Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level of care possible and this means getting the emergency responders on scene as quickly as possible.