Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?

All Plano Fire-Rescue personnel are dual-trained in fire suppression and emergency medical services. This means that Plano firefighters are capable of working on fire engines and trucks as well as on ambulances. The fire engine or truck which usually arrives first on the emergency scene carries all necessary equipment and medications to provide emergency medical treatment and advanced life support until the arrival of an ambulance. This ensures that emergency care is delivered to our community as quickly as possible. 

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1. Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?
2. Why does Plano Fire-Rescue charge an ambulance transport fee to tax-paying citizens?
3. Why was my ambulance ride to the hospital so bumpy and uncomfortable?
4. What type of fire extinguisher is best for my home?
5. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
6. Where can I purchase biodegradable lawn debris bags?
7. Can I get a break on my insurance by putting a fire sprinkler system in my home?
8. Where can I get a burn permit?
9. Can I grill on my apartment's balcony or patio?
10. Can I have a Chimenea or fire pit in my back yard?
11. Does Plano Fire-Rescue host a Citizens Fire Academy?
12. Does Plano Fire-Rescue host birthday parties at the Plano fire stations?
13. Does Plano Fire-Rescue install or check child car seats at the Plano fire stations?
14. I am interested in a job with Plano Fire-Rescue. How do I go about applying?
15. Does Plano Fire-Rescue give away smoke alarms at the Plano fire stations?