I called 9-1-1 for a medical emergency – why did the fire department come to my home?

Fire Department vehicles are fully equipped with advanced emergency medical supplies. All of our firefighters are State of Ohio Certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) or Paramedics and are trained to handle medical calls. The Fire Engines will often respond along with the ambulance on all medical calls. The fire department will provide emergency medical care until the ambulance arrives to transport the patient to the hospital.