Why does a fire apparatus respond with an ambulance on medical calls?
Fire Engines assist ambulance crews on calls for several reasons. Certain types of medical calls require additional personnel. Heart attacks, strokes, and major accidents and many other medical calls require additional personnel for effective medical treatment.

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1. How do I get information about a call / incident that the fire department responded to?
2. Where do I submit fire plans / fire alarm systems / fire sprinklers?
3. Who do I contact with a code enforcement / code compliance question?
4. What is the Fire Marshal's phone number / contact information?
5. Are there always firefighters at the fire station?
6. What kind of work schedule does a firefighter have?
7. What is a fire apparatus?
8. Why does a fire apparatus respond to auto accidents?
9. Why does a fire apparatus respond with an ambulance on medical calls?
10. Are all fire apparatus's staffed with medically trained personnel?
11. Why do I see fire trucks at the grocery store or at other stores?
12. What is the difference between a fire engine and a fire truck?
13. How many firefighters respond to an incident call?
14. How do I request a fire station tour or demonstration event?
15. What is an ISO rating?
16. What does it mean when my smoke alarm chirps?
17. How can I become a firefighter?
18. How can I become a EMT-Paramedic?
19. Is the San Marcos Fire Department hiring?