Why do firefighters block traffic lanes at motor vehicle accidents and more lanes than are necessary?
We block traffic lanes for the safety of our personnel and our patients. Blocking extra lanes keep our personnel safe when they go back to the apparatus to get more equipment and help protect the victims we are trying to stabilize.

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1. Why do firefighters break out windows and cut holes in a roof during a fire?
2. Why do firefighters block traffic lanes at motor vehicle accidents and more lanes than are necessary?
3. Sometimes I see fire apparatus with lights and siren in operation proceeding through intersections and then after they go through they turn off their lights and slow down?
4. Why does my water turn brown when firefighters turn on fire hydrants?
5. Why do firefighters shop at the local grocery stores?
6. Why are smoke detectors so important?