A fire department provides 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year service for people in both urban and rural areas. Despite their names, firefighters do not respond only to fire emergencies. For most EMS calls (Emergency Medical Services), two emergency apparatus will respond: an ambulance and a fire engine. In this article, we will discuss the reason why, sometimes, firefighters are requested to a place of emergency, other than fire.
The responsibilities of a firefighter
The main duty of a firefighter is protecting the public in emergencies. Fire departments respond to a wide variety of calls, such as accidents, chemical spills, flooding and water rescue, height rescue and animal rescue, as well as fires. A fire truck is equipped with lots of tools such as hammers, ladders, gurneys, and many others, necessary in rescue missions. Firefighting crew is trained to provide first aid until the arrival of the ambulance. That is why, fire truck manufacturers must comply with all health, safety and security regulations, written in the international fire code.
Firefighters’ duties in EMS calls
As a fire truck producer, we know the reason why a firefighting crew joins the ambulance personnel in emergencies is that in some situations, patients need to be rescued before first aid. For example, in a car crash situation, firefighters rescue blocked victims in the car, while the ambulance personnel provides first aid. In other situations, the medical crew cannot reach the victims. Therefore, firefighters can break in houses or use ladders to enter the house from the windows. That is why, fire departments need many fire apparatus, so they can be available at any time. At Volkan Fire, the best fire truck producer Turkey, you will find the perfect fire apparatus for your department.