Why does the emergency equipment run with lights and siren and then just turn them off?
On occasion, the fire engine and ambulance will be driving with lights and sirens and then suddenly turn them off, perhaps only to turn into a shopping center parking lot. Be assured that when this happens it means we have received information through our 9-1-1 dispatchers that the caller or incident is no longer a dire emergency. It is what we call “being disregarded.” Any or all of the apparatus may continue to drive to the call or perhaps some will return to the fire station, but we do not do it just to get to the store faster.

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1. Can you make the lights turn green?
2. How do I dispose of my half-empty paint cans?
3. What do I do with old oil or gasoline?
4. Will the Fire Department refill my fire extinguisher?
5. How do I get a permit to burn?
6. Are camp fires legal and do I need a permit for one?
7. Why does a fire engine come when you call for an ambulance?
8. What does MICU mean?
9. When an emergency vehicle is approaching that is displaying emergency lights and sirens, what should I do?
10. Why did I get billed for an ambulance transport?
11. What is the difference between an EMT and a paramedic?
12. Why does the emergency equipment run with lights and siren and then just turn them off?
13. Does the Town furnish your meals?
14. Do the personnel on the ambulance fight fires also?
15. Why are the fire hydrants different colors?
16. How many hours does a firefighter and administrative personnel work?
17. Why was my ambulance ride to the hospital so bumpy and uncomfortable?
18. What type of fire extinguisher is best for my home?
19. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
20. How often should I change the battery in my smoke detector?