When I call 911 for an ambulance, why does a fire engine show up?

All Weston Fire Department personnel are trained in first aid and CPR and are considered first responders. A first responder is a person trained to arrive on the scene and provide immediate care to keep the victim alive until advance medical personnel arrive on the scene. All Weston fire units are capable of this function.

Weston Fire Department maintains two basic life support fire engines and all of our personnel are defibrillator-trained, state-certified emergency medical technicians (EMT). Moreover, the additional personnel on the engine are needed in order to safely move the patient from the scene to the ambulance.

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1. I am interested in a fire safety presentation for my group, how do I arrange one?
2. When should I call 911?
3. When I call 911 for an ambulance, why does a fire engine show up?
4. What should I do if my smoke detector goes off in the middle of the night?
5. Why does the Fire Department break windows or cut holes in the roof during a fire, it seems they are causing more damage?
6. How do I get a copy of a fire report?
7. What to do after a house fire?
8. How can I get a tour of the fire station?
9. Is open burning allowed in Weston?
10. How big is your service area?
11. How many stations do you have?
12. What should I know about blasting?
13. How do I get plans reviewed?
14. I am selling my house and need a smoke detector certificate. How do I arrange for an inspection?
15. I would like to have my blood pressure taken. How do I go about getting it taken?
16. Who should I contact with questions about my ambulance bill?