Why do fire engines respond to medical emergencies?

All Brownsburg Fire Territory firefighters are trained to handle medical emergencies. In some areas, paramedics are assigned to the engines. In some instances, a fire engine can get to the scene of an emergency faster than an ambulance.

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1. Why do fire engines respond to medical emergencies?
2. When there is only a small fire, why do so many fire engines respond?
3. How do I create an escape plan for my home or business?
4. How should I plan for a disabled family member during a fire?
5. What kind of fire extinguisher should I buy for my home?
6. Do I need to put a smoke detector in every room? How many do I need?
7. Why am I not supposed to drive over a firehose?
8. What if I smell gas in my home?
9. What other responsibilities do firefighters have other than fighting fires?
10. What should I do when I see or hear an emergency vehicle coming towards me while I am driving?
11. How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
12. How much does it cost to have a fire truck respond to my home for an emergency?
13. Will I be billed for emergency medical services?
14. Where can I report suspicious arson activity?