Why do fire engines respond to medical emergencies?

Ambulances are staffed by two firefighter/paramedics and during critical medical emergencies it is necessary to have more than two personnel respond in order to accomplish important medical treatments and tasks. Fire engines are staffed with two to three firefighter/paramedics and they respond to critical medical emergencies to assist the ambulance personnel.

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1. How do I apply for a recreational fire or other fire-related permit?
2. Where should smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors be located in my home?
3. Can I have a grill on my apartment balcony/patio?
4. Can I have a campfire?
5. Can I burn leaves?
6. Can I become a "Volunteer" firefighter with your department?
7. How do I report a burning complaint?
8. Can I visit a fire station?
9. Can I host a birthday party at a fire station?
10. Why do fire engines respond to medical emergencies?
11. Why do dispatchers ask so many questions when I call 911?
12. Does the City offer CPR Classes?