Why does a fire engine respond when I call for an ambulance?
The Romeoville Fire Department believes in providing the best care in the most rapid method possible. At times, an ambulance may be out of position at the hospital or on another call. Our fire engines are fully equipped with Paramedics and advanced life support supplies to treat a patient until a transport unit arrives. We also send a fire engine to assist an ambulance on calls where the information provided to the dispatcher indicates that advanced care may needed.

Emergency medicine has evolved to the point where almost everything that can be done in an emergency room setting can also be done in the field by Paramedics. Many of the treatments and procedures involved require more than the 2 personnel assigned to the ambulance, thus warranting assistance from the fire engine personnel.

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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?