Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?

Odessa Fire Rescue has all eight engines staffed with paramedics and are equipped as advanced cardiac life support first responders. This gives the engine crew the capability to provide advanced airway access and administer cardiac drugs. A fire engine is sent automatically to assist on most emergency medical services calls.

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1. Why is a fire engine sent when I call for an ambulance?
2. How can I get a copy of a fire report?
3. How can I get a copy of an emergency medical services (EMS) patient report?
4. How do I request a tour of a fire station?
5. Do I need to register my Fire Alarm or Medical Alarm?
6. Is there an arson hotline?
7. How do I report a complaint about a fire hazard?
8. Can I get a fire engine to visit my children's school?
9. How can I find out about safety programs for children and adults?
10. What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my house?
11. What about smoke detectors?
12. What should I know about fire inspections?
13. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?
14. How can I relay a compliment, complaint, or concern about Odessa Fire Rescue?