Why do I sometimes see a fire engine following the ambulance?

Fire engines respond with ambulances to provide extra personnel or equipment at the emergency scene. The information obtained from the 911 call helps determine if the engine might be needed. Depending on the patient's needs or location 2 people aren't always enough to provide the best care, sometimes the engine crew arrives to find out that they are not needed. If this is the case they return to service for the next call. Better to be there and not needed, than be needed and not there.

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1. Are all of the Firefighters also Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs)?
2. How can I get a copy of a fire report?
3. How can I get one of the blue reflective address signs?
4. How do I schedule a tour of the fire station?
5. I would like to have a recreational fire on my property, is this allowed?
6. What if I smell gas in my home?
7. What is Subscription EMS? How do I become a member?
8. What is the difference between an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and a Paramedic?
9. What other responsibilities do Firefighters have other than fighting fires?
10. Where do I discard expired fire extinguishers?
11. Who decides what hospital that I go to?
12. Who do I call if I have questions regarding my Emergency Medical Services (EMS) bill?
13. Who do I contact if my child is playing with fire?
14. Why do I sometimes see a fire engine following the ambulance?