Why does a fire engine sometimes accompany an ambulance on medical emergencies?
Additional personnel or emergency resources are occasionally needed to provide life-saving treatment to a patient. Examples of such medical emergencies are cardiac arrest, severe trauma, or bariatric care. For example, in the instance of cardiac arrest, while two emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are dedicated to performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (which must not be interrupted), additional medical personnel are needed to administer life-saving drugs, to perform advanced life support procedures, and to lift and maneuver the patient during transport.

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