Why are full-size fire trucks sent on emergency medical calls instead of a smaller vehicle?

Our firefighters must be ready to respond to a fire in progress quickly. We take our trucks out on medical calls because a fire alarm may be turned in at any moment. If firefighters were out in another vehicle, they would have to drive back to the fire station to man a fire truck, thus losing precious minutes of response time. If they’re with the truck, they can proceed directly to the fire.

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