Ok... Welcome to Arkansas, you may want to check with No. Pulaski I believe they cover the backside of the base along 107, and a great group of guys and galls! Loved seeing them on scene when I worked the ambulance in that area.
Yeah we would usually go direct to the scene with our city dept, since they were manned and we augmented them. Our County dept, I was usually the first one to the station unless someone was hanging around dispatch. Then again I was also qualified to drive everything we had, but if it wasn't the aid rig it was our tender for the most part. But I still got to drive the pumper once in a while, and our grass truck on occasion. It's one of those, I was 1 of 3 signed off on the tender so it became my baby. I put more miles on it then anyone in the district. But that thing was a blast to drive....lol