Why does the fire engine go on EMS runs?
Many medical responses can be handled efficiently by the 2 firefighter-paramedics staffing the rescue unit. Serious patients, however, can be cared for more quickly and effectively with additional manpower. In these instances, both a rescue unit and a fire engine respond to field up to 3 additional paramedics to help with patient care.

If the rescue unit is unavailable and another medical emergency occurs, an engine is dispatched to provide initial advanced life support care until a mutual aid rescue unit can arrive from a neighboring community. Garden City fire engines are staffed by firefighter-paramedics and are equipped with Advanced Life Support equipment identical to that carried on the rescue vehicles.

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1. Does the Fire Department offer fire station tours or appearances?
2. Does the Fire Department provide ambulance services?
3. Is there a charge for fire suppression?
4. Which hospitals do fire department ambulances transport to?
5. Is there a charge for EMS care?
6. How can I get a copy of my fire report?
7. How can I get a copy of my EMS report?
8. Why does the fire engine go on EMS runs?
9. My smoke detector is occasionally chirping. What should I do?
10. What should I do if I see a wire down?
11. What if my carbon monoxide detector goes off?
12. Are bonfires allowed in Garden City?
13. Are fireworks legal in Garden City?
14. Do you offer Child Safety seat inspections?