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1. When am I allowed to burn brush outdoors?
2. I was having a medical emergency and called 911 for an ambulance, but the fire department came. Why?
3. But I just wanted to be taken to the hospital emergency room where I can get the care I need. What can firefighters do to for my medical emergency?
4. I called for an ambulance, but a fire truck arrived first. Why wasn’t the ambulance sent before a fire truck, that’s what I asked for?
5. When I called 911, the dispatcher asked me a lot of questions. Why can’t they just send an ambulance?
6. Why did you have to send the fire truck and the ambulance? Wouldn’t it be better to just send the ambulance, they’re the ones providing EMS right?
7. Why does the Fire Department provide ambulance service anyway?
8. So why shouldn’t the town hire a private ambulance service?