Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
Fire Department units are dispatched according to the information provided to the 9-1-1 emergency dispatcher. Artesia Fire Department has developed response plans based upon the resources that could be necessary for each type of event. Although not every resource is used on every alarm, the potential for use remains high so having the resource immediately available is an important factor in having a successful outcome for the emergency event. The philosophy of the department is to have our firefighters arrive at the location as soon as possible; therefore, we respond with the closest unit(s) available. The first arriving vehicle may be an engine, an ambulance, a rescue truck, or a command staff vehicle. The first arriving crew will set up a plan of action and communicate this plan to any other responding units.

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1. Does the Fire Department allow outdoor burning?
2. Does the Fire Department rescue cats from trees?
3. Does the Fire Department hold birthday parties or tours for kids at the stations?
4. How can I become a firefighter?
5. How do I find out about signing up for CPR and first aid classes?
6. What communities does the Artesia Fire Department service?
7. What if I see a fire hydrant leaking? Is that something I should call the fire department to report?
8. Where can I get a building permit?
9. Who do I call about a fire extinguisher that does not work?
10. Why do so many fire apparatus respond to simple incidents?
11. How do I compliment or make a complaint concerning a fire department employee?
12. How do I complement or make a complaint concerning a city employee?