Fire Department units are dispatched according to information received by the 9-1-1 operator. The City of San Luis Fire Department is prepared to deal with the worst that could happen at any given incident.
Our 9-1-1 Dispatchers will send sufficient fire apparatus to the reported event, based upon what they are told. Many times, the first arriving apparatus can resolve the issue and will release unneeded equipment and personnel. Dispatched equipment and apparatus may be on scene, and appear to be unused, unneeded and a waste of resources for what appears to be a “simple” incident.
Without complete evaluation by the first arriving crews, we cannot assume something is “simple”. If we are mistaken, the citizen and their property is at risk. We are realistic, if not pessimistic; choosing to be prepared to encounter the worst.