Why do I see fire trucks at vehicle accidents when there is no fire?

Just like medical calls, the fire department first responds on all accidents with confirmed injuries or confirmed leakage. We also respond if there is unknown leakage or injuries. Both of our fire engines carry special equipment to deal with vehicle accidents to include the "Jaws of Life." There are several hazards involved with a vehicle accident besides fire or leaking gas. 

Some of those hazards include hot fluids from the engine compartment, battery acids, air bags that have not deployed, and extremely high voltage wires from the new hybrid vehicles. Our philosophy on every call we go on is that it's better to respond and not be needed than to not respond and be needed. For more information, contact us at 850-279-6436.

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1. Why are there three different fire departments in Niceville?
2. Why do the 911 operators ask so many questions?
3. I called the EMS, why did the Fire Department show up?
4. Why do I see fire trucks at vehicle accidents when there is no fire?
5. How can I obtain a fire report?
6. Can the fire department unlock my car if I have locked the keys inside?
7. Can I burn yard debris in my yard?
8. What is the best fire extinguisher for my home?
9. Can I bring my expired medicine or used syringes to the fire station to dispose of them?
10. What should I know about smoke detectors?