Why do fire engines respond to car accidents, even when they didn’t look serious?
The Fire Department responds to all accidents where there is suspected injury to occupants of the vehicle. When a call is received at dispatch, quite often the caller does not know if any injuries have occurred as a result of the accident. Even minor accidents cause “whiplash” or other injuries. Sometimes, the reason for the accident is a medical condition that caused the operator to lose control of their vehicle. To that end, all accidents are considered serious and require a response of a fire engine and ambulance.

The Fire Department also has a stake in the protection of the environment. The department supervises the clean-up of fuels, oils and coolants that may affect our natural resources. Please call 978-692-5542 for more information.

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1. Why do you send a fire engine to a medical call?
2. Why do fire engines respond to car accidents, even when they didn’t look serious?
3. Why do so many fire engines respond even if the fire is small?
4. Why does the Fire Department bring the fire engine just for a simple inspection?