Are all firefighters paramedics? What’s the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?
All Castle Rock firefighters are trained to a minimum level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) work. Some have received additional education to obtain Paramedic licensure, which allows them to operate under a larger “scope of practice,” administer a greater number of medications, place breathing tubes, etc.

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1. Why doesn't Castle Rock have tornado sirens?
2. How do I become a firefighter?
3. What I can or cannot do during the fire restrictions?
4. Why do you send a fire truck when someone calls for an ambulance?
5. Will I get a bill from the fire department if you come and rescue me?
6. Who buys the food when you are at the grocery store?
7. How many firefighters are on duty on any given day?
8. What is your shift schedule like?
9. Are all firefighters paramedics? What’s the difference between an EMT and a Paramedic?
10. Do you have a fire dog?
11. Why do the fire apparatus park in the fire lane when they are at the grocery store?
12. What hospital will you take me to?