Why do you block traffic lanes at auto accidents?
We block traffic lanes for the safety of our personnel and our patients. Blocking extra lanes keep our personnel safe when they go back to our apparatus to get more equipment and help protect the victim we are trying to stabilize. Over 25 firefighters are killed or injured each year while working at incidents on streets and highways.

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1. Why does a fire truck come when you call for an ambulance?
2. Why does the Fire Department bring the fire engine just for a simple inspection?
3. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in roof during a fire?
4. What are the Fire Department Hours?
5. Can I get my blood pressure checked?
6. Why do you block traffic lanes at auto accidents?
7. Why am I not supposed to drive over a firehose?
8. Why do I need to keep weeds and bushes away from fire hydrants on my property?
9. How do I schedule a Fire Drill?
10. What if I smell Gas in my home?
11. Why do firefighters work 24-hour shifts?
12. Why do we see fire department crews at the store?
13. What other responsibilities do firefighters have other than fighting fires?
14. What should I do when I see or hear an emergency vehicle coming towards me when I'm driving?
15. My smoke detector is chirping, what does that mean?
16. How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors?
17. Does the Fire Department fill fire extinguishers?
18. Can I have recreational fire in my backyard?
19. How much do I have to pay if a Fire Truck responds to a fire at my property?