I bought my own fire engine last year. It has hoselines on it, firefighting tools. ladders, and self contained breathing apparatus. I didn't necessarily buy it to use where I live now for fire protection, mostly for parades and a hobby. I did buy it for protecting my home when I move to a MUCH more rural territory.
I am a 36 year firefighter, career and volunteer, as well as an EMT. I guess that would be my specialty if I belonged to a prepper colony.
There are two kinds of people, those that are prepared, and those that suffer.