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

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.

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1. Can I burn yard waste within the city limits?
2. Can I have a fire pit in my yard?
3. My cat is up a tree. Can you come get it down?
4. Where do I place smoke detectors in my home?
5. What are my responsibilities if I live on a fire access road?
6. What do firefighters do when they are not responding to emergency calls?
7. What is the city's ISO rating for fire protection?
8. What is a firefighter's work schedule like?
9. When I’m driving down the road and hear/see an emergency vehicle with its lights and sirens on, what is the best thing to do?
10. Where can I go to have my fire extinguisher serviced?
11. Who do I contact to donate a house for fire training?
12. Why do I see fire engines parked at the grocery store?
13. Why do I see firefighters running at the track/exercising in some other way while on-duty?
14. Why does a fire engine respond with an ambulance to a medical call?