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Why do I see fire engines parked at the grocery store?

Category: Fire Department
Our fire companies work 24 hour shifts, which means they eat, sleep, and work at the fire station for 24 hours at a time. They may need to go to the grocery store to purchase food to prepare meals for the day. Because they must be able to respond to an emergency incident at any time, the crew is required to stay together, close to their apparatus, and be prepared to deploy immediately, even from the grocery store, if they get a call.
Updated 2/7/2017 10:13 AM
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