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Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Why do I see the fire engine at the grocery store everyday, and who pays for their food?

  • Why are there are so many firefighters at medical emergencies and at fire safety inspections?

  • What information should I have when reporting a 9-1-1 emergency

  • How long does it take a fire engine to get to a fire or medical emergency after 911 has been called?

  • What is the work schedule for firefighters?

  • When responding to a call in the “middle of the night” do the firefighters have to use the sirens even though traffic is minimal?

  • Why did you chop that big hole in my roof? The fire was in the kitchen, not the attic!

  • When I call 9-1-1 for a medical emergency, why does the fire department show up?

  • What do firefighters do when they are not on emergency calls?

  • What can I expect when the Fire Department conducts a fire inspection in my place of business?

  • Why does the Fire Department bring the fire engine just for a simple inspection?

  • How often do I need to change the battery in my smoke detector?