Why does a fire truck show up for a medical emergency?
The City of Pembroke Pines Fire Department is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) First Responder Agency. This means that every one of our vehicles is staffed by members of our department who are also certified as firefighters and paramedics or Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

On occasion, a fire truck may be the closest available unit and will respond along with the next closest available ambulance. The goal is to provide our citizens with immediate access to needed advanced medical care and stabilize patients for transport by rescue.

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1. Are there current job opportunities with the Pembroke Pines Fire Department?
2. What are the Fire Department’s business hours and how do I contact someone?
3. What is the Public Protection Classification (ISO Rating) in Pembroke Pines?
4. My insurance company is looking for the ISO rating, the distance from the nearest fire hydrant, and how close I am to the nearest fire station. Where can I find this information?
5. How are my property taxes calculated for fire protection?
6. Why does a fire truck show up for a medical emergency?
7. Does it cost anything when I call 911 for an emergency?
8. If I lock my keys inside my vehicle, will the Fire Department unlock it for me?
9. If I have had an emergency, how do I obtain a copy of the incident report?
10. Where can I get my blood pressure checked?
11. Where is the closest fire station?
12. Does the Fire Department teach safety classes or CPR?
13. How can I dispose of my used syringes?