I sometimes see firefighters at the grocery store during the workday. Why?
Personnel assigned to 24-hour shifts generally prepare their own meals at the fire station. Often the crew will go to the grocery store in their district to purchase items to prepare. Using the city-assigned vehicle allows them to respond from their location if necessary, without having to return to the station to pick up a vehicle. City funds are not used for these purchases.

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1. Does the fire department install car seats?
2. I called for an ambulance; why did a fire truck respond?
3. Does the fire department offer free blood pressure checks?
4. I sometimes see firefighters at the grocery store during the workday. Why?
5. Why are the phone numbers for the fire stations not listed in the phone book?
6. Am I allowed to burn leaves in the city?
7. There’s a hydrant on my street that’s running, could you have someone come out to check it?
8. Are fireworks allowed in the City of Hampton?