I called the EMS, why did the Fire Department show up?

The Niceville Fire Department provides Basic Life Support (BLS) First Response for Okaloosa County Emergency Medical Services. By providing this valuable service, we are able to arrive on scene many times prior to the ambulance and initiate life saving treatment until the ambulance can arrive. 

All fire department vehicles whether administrative or emergency response vehicles carry first aid kits, oxygen and defibrillators which can provide electric shock to heart attack victims to hopefully get the heart back into a manageable rhythm. When you call 911 the dispatcher who is Emergency Medical Dispatcher trained will ask you several questions after dispatching the trucks and can then give you certain treatment procedures to include CPR instructions over the phone. Getting trucks to the scene is never delayed by dispatchers asking too many questions. 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?