Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why are the fire trucks at the grocery store every day?
Your firefighters are on duty 24/7/365 days a year. Their day starts at 8:00 a.m. and does not end until 8:00 a.m. the next day. Each firefighter contributes money to the "kitty" and one firefighter has to go to the store. Due to minimum staffing levels. This often times requires them to take a fire truck to the store.
2. Why does a fire truck show up on an EMS call?
All Liberty Twp. Firefighters are also certified paramedics. All Liberty Township fire trucks are equipped with first aid, airway and cardiac equipment. When a liberty Township medic unit is tied up on another call or transporting a patient to the hospital the next available EMS unit will be dispatched from our other station or from a mutual aid department. A fire truck from the district in which the incident occurs will respond to provide initial care to the patient in need while the medic responds. In most cases the Fire /EMS crew will have the patient ready for transport as soon as the Medic arrives. Due to the nature of some calls the fire truck will also respond with the medic to provide additional manpower.
3. Why do the trucks driving down the road with lights/sirens sometimes just shut their lights off?
Sometimes when we are responding to a call we are “canceled enroute”. This means the situation to which we were responding has been mitigated and we are no longer needed. Usually one of the responding vehicles will continue to the scene of the incident at normal speed to make a report.
In the case of our trucks responding to a mutual aid run in another district we will simply end our response and return to our station.