Instead of the big fire truck, why don't you send them in a smaller vehicle?

Our fire engines have been designed to be multipurpose vehicles. They are equipped with Emergency Medical Service (EMS) supplies and equipment similar to an ambulance. For a department of our size and the number of emergency calls, it would actually cost more to operate a small rescue unit and a fire engine. In addition, it would increase response times to other emergencies, and diminish our efficiency.

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1. Why do I always see a fire truck with the ambulance?
2. Instead of the big fire truck, why don't you send them in a smaller vehicle?
3. Why do I get a bill for ambulance service when I pay taxes?
4. Why does Plainfield need a 100-foot aerial ladder truck when there are only a few buildings that are that height?
5. Why do firefighters work 24 hours at a time?
6. Why does the fire truck and all four firefighters need to go to the grocery store?
7. I had a small fire in my house, why were there so many fire trucks?
8. I saw a minor fender bender and the fire department sent three or four trucks and at least 10 people. Why?
9. How many firefighters are women?
10. I live in the Plainfield Fire Territory. Why did a fire truck from a different community arrive at my home before a Plainfield truck?
11. There was a fire in my neighborhood, why did the police department arrive first?
12. I live in an area without fire hydrants. How will the fire department handle that situation if I have a fire?
13. How do I apply to be a Plainfield Firefighter?
14. What are the minimum qualifications to become a firefighter?
15. Where are EMT courses offered?
16. Do paramedics have an advantage in this process?
17. Do certified firefighters have an advantage in the process?
18. What is CPAT?
19. How do I obtain a CPAT card?