Yes, you are required to dial 911 in order for the Fire Department to respond. It is important that the proper equipment and the closest unit are dispatched, and that the incident is recorded appropriately. You should never hesitate to dial 911 if you suspect that there may be a problem.
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You should always move to the right…remember, “Move to the right for sirens and lights.”
Most often, the Fire Department will have a shorter response time than an ambulance, and since the engines are staffed with trained medical personnel, they can begin early care until the ambulance arrives on the scene.