Why do fire trucks respond to emergency medical calls?
Firefighters are trained as EMTs and first responders. Our primary mission is to provide supplementary support to the Ambulance personnel and Police. With our personnel in town we can often arrive prior to the ambulance and begin life saving techniques such as CPR and/or use defibrillators.

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1. How big is the Wayzata Fire Department?
2. Is assistance from the fire department going to cost me?
3. Why can't I park in the fire lane? Obviously, if the building is on fire, I'll go move my car.
4. Can the Fire Department fill fire extinguishers?
5. What size fire extinguisher do I need for my home or business?
6. I need to get rid of some old gasoline, paint, and other hazardous waste products. Does the Fire Department take these items?
7. Why does the Fire Department respond with the North Memorial Ambulance to motor vehicle accidents?
8. Why do fire trucks respond to emergency medical calls?
9. When an emergency vehicle is approaching while I'm driving, should I always pull over to the right and stop?
10. I have noticed a "flood light" blinking at an intersection when fire trucks are approaching, what is this?
11. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
12. Why do firefighters break windows and cut holes in a roof during a fire? It seems that they are causing more damage.