LRFD getting high volume of calls
The winter storm is increasing the volume of calls the Little Rock Fire Department is getting, and making it difficult to responding to emergencies.
The dangerous weather conditions mean it takes longer to respond to calls because travel is treacherous. Jonathon Nunley is a firefighter at Little Rock's Central Fire Station and says they've been going on double the calls they normally do.
They've had to put chains on the engine tires because of the snow and ice which means they have to drive slower. Fire crews are also traveling farther to help rescue those in need. "I think one of the biggest challenges is trying to get where we're going safely. It's hard for us to help if we can't get where we're going safely."
Little Rock Fire Station 20 in West Little Rock is without power due to a generator failure, so those firefighters moved to another station. Since 11am Thursday, the fire department has responded to more than 400 calls and seven structure fires.
That's why firefighters are asking everyone to stay home and out of the way until the weather clears.
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