Why does the fire department drive their large fire apparatus everywhere?

The Lebanon Fire Department is a dynamic and essential service, always on the move to ensure the safety and well-being of our community. Our dedicated personnel are behind the wheels of our apparatus at all times, ready to respond to a diverse array of emergencies. This constant state of readiness is crucial given the unpredictable and often urgent nature of our work.

Our team is trained and equipped to handle a wide spectrum of incidents – from motor vehicle accidents to medical emergencies, from vehicle fires to large-scale structure fires, and from complex extrications to technical rescues and hazardous material releases. Each of these scenarios demands a unique approach, specialized equipment, and swift action.

Emergencies don’t follow a schedule; they can arise at any moment, often with little to no warning. In many cases, our team finds themselves moving directly from one critical situation to another. This back-to-back, continuous operation is a testament to their commitment and resilience. In a single year, our department responds to hundreds of such simultaneous and consecutive calls, showcasing our unwavering dedication to the community.

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1. Why does the fire department respond to emergency medical calls?
2. What are the training and education requirements necessary to work for the City of Lebanon Fire Department?
3. Why does the fire department drive their large fire apparatus everywhere?