Why do fire engines respond to car accidents, even when they didn’t look serious?
The Calera Fire Department responds to all accidents where there is suspected injury to occupants of the vehicle. When a call is received at the 911 Communications Center, quite often the caller does not know if any injuries have occurred as a result of the accident. Even minor accidents cause “whiplash” or other injuries. Sometimes, the reason for the accident is a medical condition that caused the operator to lose control of their vehicle. To that end, all accidents are considered serious and require a response of medical personnel.

The Fire Department also has a stake in the protection of the environment. The department supervises the clean-up of fuels, oils and coolants that may affect our natural resources.

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1. Do I need a permit to burn trash or debris?
2. Where can I find the Calera Fire Administration building?
3. Who is in charge of finding out how fires start in Calera?
4. What information should I give the call taker when I call 9-1-1?
5. A fire truck, ambulance, or police car is approaching with its lights and sirens on .... What should I do?"
6. I have seen a fire truck with its lights and siren on go through an intersection .... then turn its lights off, .... Why?"
7. Can I have someone from the fire department check my blood pressure?
8. How should I plan for a disabled family member during a fire?
9. Can I use a fire hydrant in Calera to fill a pool?
10. Why do I have to dial 9-1-1? If I call the fire station direct would it save time?
11. What Fire Codes Does the City of Calera Operate Under?
12. What kind of fire extinguisher should I buy for my home?
13. Why do fire engines respond to car accidents, even when they didn’t look serious?