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They need to find the source of the disaster, interview witnesses, crowd control, & traffic control. Fighting crime isn't the only function of the police. AND:The police respond to an incident because they handle police duties. The fire department handles fire/rescue duties and the EMT's redpond for EMS duties. Most places have the fire and EMS together to save on staffing,resources, etc. If there is a shooting you need police to stop the shooter, control the crowd, investigate the crime. The Fire/EMS are there to take care of the victim of the shooting. At an auto accident the police direct traffic, investigate, etc. The fire department treats people with injuries, removes safely from vehicles etc.. There are 2 distinct roles and you can divide Fire/Rescue and EMS into two different groups also.

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