Why does the fire truck go on a call for the ambulance?

All Trophy Club Firefighters are dual certified. Each one holds a State certification in Firefighting as well as Paramedic certification. This allows us to have more trained individuals on the scene to assist with patient care, as well as the having the supervisor, who rides on the fire truck, on scene to handle command and control needs as they may arise, e.g., set up a landing zone for a helicopter should an air ambulance become necessary, or request an additional ambulance should we have multiple patients.

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1. Should I call 911? I’m not sure if the situation is serious and I don’t want to get a bill if I don’t really need an ambulance.
2. Where do you take patients who need to go to a hospital?
3. Do you provide non-emergency ambulance service?
4. Why do we charge residents for ambulance service?
5. How do I pay my ambulance bill?
6. Why does the fire truck go on a call for the ambulance?
7. What should drivers do when they see emergency vehicles approaching them from behind with lights and sirens on?
8. My family member is injured/having chest pains. Isn’t it faster to just drive to the hospital than to wait for an ambulance?
9. Should I drive to the fire station to save time?
10. How do I obtain an outdoor burn permit?
11. Can we use our outdoor grill or fireplace?
12. Can we set off fireworks in our backyard?
13. I would like to get rid of a bunch of chemicals in my garage (paint, antifreeze, insecticides, etc.) but I don’t want to put them in the regular trash. How can I dispose of them?
14. Why are the flags at half-mast? How do I know if we should have our flag at half-mast?
15. Can we visit the fire station and see the fire trucks?
16. Can we have a birthday party at the fire station?