Why do the firefighters take the fire trucks to the grocery store?

The firefighters are working a 24-hour shift, beginning at 7 a.m. each day. They're required to purchase their own meals and typically pool their money for the day's two meals. They follow a work rule that limits their grocery shopping to one unit at a time at a grocery store located in their fire district.


The units are always available to respond when they're at the grocery store. A side benefit is that it gives younger firefighters the opportunity to drive the apparatus in non-emergency conditions, preparing themselves for the promotion to driver/operator.

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