Doesn't the fire department just put out fires?

No. Like most fire departments across the country, Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue provides comprehensive emergency response to all incidents not directly related to law enforcement. Because LLCFR has trained staff in the fire station, ready to respond 7/24, it is logically the prime provider of emergency response for the various types emergencies that occur in Leadville and Lake County. Not only does this enable a swift response to emergencies, it maximizes taxpayers dollars by using existing staff to provide a variety of services beyond just fire suppression.

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1. Doesn't the fire department just put out fires?
2. How many firefighters are on duty at one time?
3. Why does the fire department send a fire truck to medical calls?
4. Couldn't the fire department respond to medical calls in something smaller than the fire truck?