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Why do you send a fire truck with three or four firefighters to check fire hydrants?
Whenever the department has extra manpower, we will send a single firefighter in a pickup truck to check fire hydrants. However, due to safety issues and the need to maintain company integrity, we are required to have a minimum of three firefighters on each Engine Company and two firefighters on a Rescue or Medic Crew. Each station has a set number of hydrants that must be checked each Spring and Fall. In order to accomplish this task, we are required when staffing levels are low enough, to send out the entire crew. Please be aware that these crews are “in service” at all times and will respond to emergencies.

Lima Fire Department

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3. Why do you send a fire truck with three or four firefighters to check fire hydrants?
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