Why does a Fire Engine and Ambulance go to Medical Emergencies?


Fire engines have emergency medically trained personnel and are placed in strategic locations throughout the City of Rocklin. The ambulance, while strategically placed often times will be out of ideal position because of previous medical emergencies.  Firefighters will often stabilize the emergency and then transfer care to the ambulance personnel who will provide transportation to an emergency room, depending on the nature of the call.  All members of the Rocklin Fire Department are Certified Emergency Medical Technicians or Certified Paramedics.