Why do I often see two ambulances together at one call?

The South Milwaukee Fire Department (SMFD) maintains both a Basic Life Support (BLS) and an Advanced Life Support (ALS) level of emergency medical care. When the nature of the request for service requires response by a BLS ambulance, such as for general illness, sprains, strains, and most fractures, and other non-life-threatening, one ambulance responds to the scene. However, when the request is of a life-threatening nature, such difficulty breathing, chest pain, and serious injuries, two ambulances respond to provide sufficient personnel to perform any advanced life-saving measures that are necessary. When the on-scene patient care is completed, the appropriate ambulance, providing the necessary level of care, transports the patient to the hospital for definitive treatment.

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1. How do I schedule a fire station tour?
2. Why do I see fire trucks from other communities at in South Milwaukee?
3. Why do I often see two ambulances together at one call?
4. What about Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
5. Are you up to date with your home fire protection?
6. What are the different classes of fire extinguishers and why is it important to choose the right model?
7. How many fire extinguishers should you have in your home, car and office and where should you keep them?
8. What maintenance should you practice with fire extinguishers, and how often should you inspect them?
9. What should you consider before using a fire extinguisher?
10. What is the PASS system?