I called for an ambulance, why did the fire truck respond?

In the City of Green Bay and the Village of Allouez, the ambulances (rescue squads) are part of the fire department. Only five of Green Bay Metro's eight stations have an ambulance. All fire engines are equipped with oxygen, defibrillators, and medical supplies; the firefighters are trained to deliver emergency medical care prior to the arrival of the ambulance (nearly all firefighters on GBMFD are paramedics or Emergency Medical Technicians).


Many times the engines arrive minutes before the ambulance. The firefighters also assist the paramedics in lifting and moving patients from the basement or second story of the home to the ambulance.

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1. What number should I call if I need the Fire Department?
2. I called for an ambulance, why did the fire truck respond?
3. I'd like to become a Green Bay firefighter, what do I need to do?
4. How can I get a burning permit?
5. Why do the firefighters take the fire trucks to the grocery store?
6. Why are fire hydrants painted different colors?
7. Who takes care of the fire hydrants?
8. Why does the fire department inspect buildings?