Why do Firefighters go to the Store?


Firefighters work a 48-hour shift and must supply their own food. They combine their money to purchase food for meals. Often, you will see them at a grocery store in a fire engine. The only way the Rocklin Fire Department can ensure that three firefighters will respond and arrive in an average of less than 5 minutes is by using the vehicle they respond in — with all three firefighters present and available. Sometimes they receive a call while shopping for food, which means they leave directly from the grocery store and have to come back later to finish their grocery shopping.