Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
Fire Department units are dispatched according to information received by the 911 operator. The Romeoville Fire Department thinks proactively when they respond to citizens in need of help. In other words, the firefighters are prepared to deal with the worst that could happen. They are fast, well-trained and pleasant in their response.

A computer selects the closest unit to respond to an incident. The fire department's philosophy is to get our firefighters there as soon as possible. This will be either an engine company or a ladder truck company. In preparation for the worse case scenario, an ambulance often is dispatched as well. There may be 3 fire department vehicles on the scene for what appears to be a "simple" incident. However, in emergency services we have learned that if we assume something is "simple," we can be horribly mistaken. Plus, we respond as fast as we can; prepared to encounter the worst. The winner in these situations will always be the citizen who needs help.

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1. Does the Fire Department offer CPR classes?
2. How do I get information about the Juvenile Firesetter Program?
3. Does the Village allow open burning?
4. Where can I go to get my blood pressure checked?
5. How can I schedule a fire truck or a firefighter at my function?
6. What should I do after a fire?
7. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
8. Why do I see fire trucks with full lights and sirens go through a red light at intersections and then, after they go through, they turn off their lights and slow down?
9. Why does a fire engine respond when I call for an ambulance?
10. Why do I see firefighters cutting holes in the roof of a building on fire?
11. Can we schedule a tour of the fire station or have you come to a block party?
12. I recently received a telephone call asking for a donation that benefits our local fire department. Who receives the donations?