You should be prepared to answer questions like these:
- Where is the fire?
- What is on fire?
- How large is the fire?
- Are any structures threatened? Are there flames moving close to any homes, buildings or gas tanks?
- Do you know if anyone is inside the housing or building?
- Do you know if anyone is hurt?
While you are answering these questions, the dispatcher is also alerting the appropriate fire stations or another co-worker is alerting the appropriate fire stations and getting help on the way.