Why do we see fire department crews at the store?
Because the crews work a 24-hour shift, they must eat their lunch and dinner at the station. At times firefighters all eat the same meal, as a group. The crews pay for their food out of their own pockets. So, after the equipment is checked and the housework completed, the crew will then make a quick trip to the grocery store to purchase the food for the shift. All crews remain in service to respond to calls during this time.

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1. Why does the Fire Department bring the fire engine/ambulance just for a simple inspection?
2. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in roof during a fire?
3. Why do you block traffic lanes at auto accidents, sometimes more lanes than necessary?
4. Why do firefighters work 24-hour shifts?
5. Why do we see fire department crews at the store?
6. What other responsibilities do firefighters have other than fighting fires?
7. How often should I change the batteries in my smoke detectors
8. Can I burn leaves in my yard?
9. Can I have a fire?
10. When I see an emergency vehicle approaching with lights and sirens while I am driving, what should I do?