To ensure the most effective service at the time of an emergency, our crews must remain in their designated response territory with the fire trucks during their entire shift. Our crews work 24-hour shifts with no scheduled breaks and meals are not provided by the Town. Oftentimes, the crew will pool their money together, shop at the grocery store, then prepare their own meals. Many times, the crew will decide to dine out at a local restaurant or purchase food from a local restaurant and bring it back to the station. Sometimes they receive a call while shopping for food or dining out, which means they leave directly from the grocery store or restaurant and return later to finish their shopping or their meal. Also, you may see Fire Department vehicles at local businesses on official business such as inspections, performing training or education, answering questions or complaints, or even shopping for needed fire department supplies and equipment.