Why does a fire truck respond with the ambulance?

The City of Seguin prides itself on the delivery of state-of-the-art emergency medical services to our community. The ambulance and fire trucks are staffed by cross-trained firefighter/paramedics and firefighter/Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). A fire truck is dispatched with the ambulance on many calls for various reasons. In some cases, the fire truck may be closer and can initiate medical care before the arrival of the ambulance as they are equipped with the same lifesaving equipment as the ambulances. Certain call types require additional assistance in providing treatment and/or movement of the victim. Seguin also uses very aggressive pre-hospital emergency care treatments and the fire truck and ambulance crews together to make a highly efficient team to provide you with an unsurpassed level of care.

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1. Why does a fire truck respond with the ambulance?
2. But what can a fire truck do for me if I am sick or hurt?
3. How may I get a tour of a Fire Station?
4. Why is it necessary for Fire Fighters to break windows and cut holes in a roof?
5. Why when I call for an emergency, do I sometimes see an ambulance or fire truck from another Fire Department or City?
6. Why do I sometimes see fire trucks or ambulances running with their lights and sirens on, and then suddenly they turn them off?
7. When I am driving and I am approached by an emergency vehicle, what should I do?
8. How do I check my smoke detector?
9. Does the fire department do free blood pressure checks?
10. How do I refill or check my fire extinguisher?
11. Why do we see fire department crews at the store or restaurant?
12. Where can I get child locator decals?
13. How many smoke detectors do I need in my home and why is my smoke alarm making a funny sound (chirping)?
14. What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my home?
15. Why did so many firetrucks come when I just had a fire on my stove?
16. How do I obtain a copy of my EMS report?
17. How do I get a copy of a fire report?
18. How to obtain a transport record?
19. How to obtain a EMS transport record?