Why do so many fire trucks respond to simple incidents?

Fire Department units are dispatched according to information received by the 9-1-1 call taker. Your Fire Department responds with adequate resources to deal with the worst that could happen since discovering that we need more units once we arrive is often too late. A structure fire requires a defined number of people to do all the assigned tasks almost simultaneously. Crews are assigned tasks such as fire extinguishment, search and rescue, ventilation, salvage, safety, accountability, and rapid intervention (safety team to rescue fellow firefighters).

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1. What can I do to help 9-1-1 and Public Safety?
2. What do firefighters do when they are not responding to fire or emergency medical calls?
3. What is Fort Walton’s Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating?
4. What is the difference between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic?
5. When should I call 9-1-1?
6. Who is the Fort Walton Beach Fire Department (FWBFD)?
7. Why do firefighters break windows and cut holes in roofs when the fire is inside a building?
8. Why do so many fire trucks respond to simple incidents?
9. Why do the emergency vehicles run with lights and sirens, and then just turn them off?
10. Why does a fire engine show up when I call for a medical emergency?