My family member is injured/having chest pains. Isn’t it faster to just drive to the hospital than to wait for an ambulance?

No, if you think someone may be having a heart attack, stroke, or may be seriously injured, please call 911 and let the paramedics come to you. If needed they will be able to deliver lifesaving advanced medical treatment before you arrive at the hospital. Please see the Ambulance page for more information. If necessary, dispatchers can also send a helicopter ambulance to fly the patient to the appropriate hospital.

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1. Should I call 911? I’m not sure if the situation is serious and I don’t want to get a bill if I don’t really need an ambulance.
2. Where do you take patients who need to go to a hospital?
3. Do you provide non-emergency ambulance service?
4. Why do we charge residents for ambulance service?
5. How do I pay my ambulance bill?
6. Why does the fire truck go on a call for the ambulance?
7. What should drivers do when they see emergency vehicles approaching them from behind with lights and sirens on?
8. My family member is injured/having chest pains. Isn’t it faster to just drive to the hospital than to wait for an ambulance?
9. Should I drive to the fire station to save time?
10. How do I obtain an outdoor burn permit?
11. Can we use our outdoor grill or fireplace?
12. Can we set off fireworks in our backyard?
13. I would like to get rid of a bunch of chemicals in my garage (paint, antifreeze, insecticides, etc.) but I don’t want to put them in the regular trash. How can I dispose of them?
14. Why are the flags at half-mast? How do I know if we should have our flag at half-mast?
15. Can we visit the fire station and see the fire trucks?
16. Can we have a birthday party at the fire station?