are firefighters trained to arrest people as part of their job ?

supposing you have an arsonist who has just started a fire, the police are called and the fire department and the firefighters arrive first, they see the suspect, do they have the equipment and ability to arrest them? 

2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Fire fighters do not arrest people, no.  

  • 1 month ago

    They could make a citizens arrest if the suspect is outside of the building. They aren't supposed to enter a building that is on fire if they suspect that there are criminals inside. It's a danger to the firemen's lives. They have to wait until police come to enter the building. If one police officer comes and there are criminals in the building, the one police officer and firemen have to wait for backup to arrive before they can enter the building. They could lose their jobs if they enter the building without backup. 

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