We are asked many times by many different people why the fire department brings so many units to the scene of a car accident. Why do you shut down traffic? Why do you restrict traffic to one lane? Why do you shut traffic down for the tow truck gets there?
Those are all good questions.
Yes it may seem extreme to do all that for a simple accident, but it is better to be over protected than not protected at all. We can replace equipment, we can fix a truck if it gets damaged, and we can replace it if it gets to severely damaged. What we can’t do is replace a human being. We can’t give someone back their spouse we can’t give someone back their son or daughter, and we can’t give back a parent to a child.
The next time to see a fire department with the road closed or restricted to one lane please be patient. Please be understanding and be kind. We are not there to inconvenience anyone. We are there to make sure that everyone who came out to help goes home to their family.
Please slow down.