Why do firefighters shop at the local grocery stores?

Firefighters work a 24-hour shift and must supply their own food. They combine their money to purchase food for meals. Often, you will see them at a grocery store in a fire apparatus. The only way the McPherson Fire Department can ensure that firefighters will respond and arrive in an average of less than 4 minutes is by using the vehicle they respond in and with all firefighters present and available. Sometimes firefighters receive a call while shopping for food, which means they leave directly from the grocery store and have to come back later to finish their grocery shopping.

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1. Why do you send a fire truck along with an ambulance to a medical emergency?
2. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in roof during a fire?
3. Why do firefighters get upset when you drive over fire hoses?
4. Why do you block traffic lanes at auto accidents, often more lanes than are necessary?
5. How do I become a firefighter?
6. Why do firefighters shop at the local grocery stores?
7. Why is it illegal to burn leaves and brush on my property?
8. What number do you call for a fire inspection?
9. How do you get a smoke detector from the McPherson Fire Department?
10. Can I plant anything around fire hydrants?
11. Can I get my blood pressure taken at the firehouse?
12. What is Carbon Monoxide and how does it harm you?
13. Does the Fire Department have a bounce house to promote fire prevention?
14. How do I report a leaking fire hydrant?
15. What is the ISO rating for the McPherson Fire Department?
16. Where can I enroll in a CPR or First Aid Class?
17. How do I get a copy of my fire report?
18. How do I schedule a fire extinguisher class for my business?
19. How big do my home address numbers need to be?