Why did the fire truck respond when I needed an ambulance?
Most serious medical emergencies require more trained people than can be staffed on an ambulance to efficiently manage the situation. The fire truck usually arrives first to start a rapid assessment and to provide basic life support including airway management and cardiac defibrillation. The combination of an ambulance and a fire truck forms a coordinated team to perform life-saving care at traffic accidents, heart attacks, or other major medical emergencies. Galveston firefighters have been credited for saving numerous lives through our First Responder Program.

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1. How can I get a copy of a Fire Report?
2. How can I get a copy of an EMS patient report?
3. How do I become a firefighter for the City of Galveston?
4. How many calls for service does the Galveston Fire Department respond to?
5. Why did the fire truck respond when I needed an ambulance?
6. How do I request a tour of the fire station or have a fire engine visit my school?
7. If I have a question concerning emergency 9-1-1 service, who do I call?
8. How do I report a concern about a fire hazard?
9. How can I find out about Fire Safety Programs available through the Galveston Fire Department?
10. What is the best kind of fire extinguisher for my house?
11. Is there a Juvnenile Fire Setter Intervention program in Galveston?
12. Are smoke detectors available for our seniors and disabled citizens?
13. Fire Inspections?
14. Plan Reviews?
15. Can I get my blood pressure checked at the fire station?